Excellent piece. Conservatives don’t have a lock on Christianity. In fact, I’m not sure they know how to find the door.
The New York Times today published an article titled “Why Rural America Voted for Trump”, written by Robert Leonard. I am still struggling to understand Trump votes, so I read it.
The article describes an entirely different mindset between the two political parties. The author quotes a baptist minister JC Watts who said “The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good,” — meaning if a person commits a crime, Democrats try to find what societal trigger made the criminal, and Republicans think the criminal is a bad person. He went on to say that Republicans believe God made them and Democrats believe they are their own God.
“We teach them how to be good,” he said. “We become good by being reborn — born again.”
He continued: “Democrats believe that we are born good…
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