My response to the article “Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

Started: October 2014

Finished: 11-8-2014

During my regular visits to news media websites I found another article written by Damon Linker asking the following question.

 

 

“Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?”

 

“Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable.”

 

“By Damon Linker | 6:06am ET 10-8-2014”

 

 

http://theweek.com/article/index/269462/why-do-so-many-liberals-despise-christianity

 

 

Interestingly when I did a web-search on the above question I found the following posts / articles written by fellow Christians (Conservatives).

 

 

“Why liberals hate Christians”

“Published: 01/26/2007 at 1:00 AM”

 

http://www.wnd.com/2007/01/39879/

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“The reason that liberals hate Christianity, but ignore Islam”

“April 29, 2013 by Bookworm”

 

http://www.bookwormroom.com/2013/04/29/the-reason-that-liberals-hate-christianity-but-ignore-islam/

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“Ten Reasons Why Liberals Hate Christians By Dr. David M. Berman”

“www.wakeupandsmellthetruth.com “

“Posted: 05/22/07 “

 

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=2062

 

 

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“Liberals Love to Hate Christians”

“You Christians are so unlike Your Christ!”

” By Jim Allen”

 

http://www.blogos.org/keepwatch/liberals-hate-christians.php

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“60 Hard Truths about Liberals”

 

http://famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/Articles/Liberals.htm

 

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Why do American liberals HATE Christianity / Christians so much?

 

Before I answer his question I probably should reveal the definitions of ‘liberal or liberalism’.

 

 

“2. a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties.”

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/liberalism

 

 

Other definitions vary:

 

 

“Classical Liberalism Hijacked”

“Posted on December 29, 2010”

 

 

“First lets start with what true liberalism really is:”

 

 

“Classical liberalism – It is committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets (economic liberalism). It also includes the importance of human rationality, individual property rights, natural rights, the protection of civil liberties, individual freedom from restraint, equality under the law, constitutional limitation of government, and historically a gold standard to facilitate global free trade and place fiscal constraints on government. In the rest of the world, it is simply known as liberalism. In America, this new liberalism means nearly the opposite.  Traditional Liberalism is based on the founding of America and why many say Jeffersonian liberalism. The new American meaning has been made into any form of collectivism. It’s a matter of individual rights vs. group rights or individualism vs. collectivism. One holds that there is no smaller minority than the individual, the other believes group rights trump individual rights.”

 

http://classicalliberalism.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/classical-liberal-quotes/

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“Liberalism in the United States From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

 

 

“Liberalism in the United States is a broad political philosophy centered on the unalienable rights of the individual. The fundamental liberal ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion for all belief systems, and the separation of church and state, right to due process and equality under the law are widely accepted as a common foundation across the spectrum of liberal thought. Modern liberalism in the United States includes issues such as voting rights for all adult citizens, equal rights, protection of the environment, and the provision by the government of social services, such as: equal education opportunities, access to health care, transportation infrastructure, basic food for the hungry and basic shelter for the homeless. Some American liberals, who call themselves classical liberals, neoliberals, or libertarians, support fundamental liberal ideals but disagree with modern liberal thought, holding that economic freedom is more important than equality and that providing for the general welfare exceeds the legitimate role of government.[1]”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_in_the_United_States

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“Liberalism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

 

 

“Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality.[1] Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.[2][3][4][5][6]”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism

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As we can see from these varied definitions. To be liberal meant that one was a supporter of Freedom in all it’s forms even if those freedoms used by conservatives / Christians went against those subjects or causes that the liberals support.

 

And yet as Mr. Linker knows. Liberals in America no longer stand for EVERYONES Freedom they only stand for, tolerate, their version of Freedom by promoting ideologies, philosophy that are contrary to ‘Christian values’ such as honesty, morality, law keeping etc.

 

As for Christianity… Why do liberals hate it?

 

Because Christians and their conservative political allies are against the following.

 

 

” A liberal supports many of the following political positions and practices:”

 

“•Spending money on government programs (the significant economic problems in the Eurozone due to government debt will no doubt increasingly discredit this aspect of liberal ideology and make things more difficult for advocates of liberal economic ideologies)”

 

“•Government’s ability to solve economic problems[2]”

 

“•The belief that terrorism is not a huge threat, and that the main reason for Muslim extremists’ hostility towards America is because of bad foreign policy [3]”

 

“•Taxpayer-funded and/or legalized abortion”

 

“•Cessation of teacher-led prayer in classrooms and school/state-sponsored religious events.”

 

“•Gun control”

 

“•Anti-Americanism”

 

“•Affirmative action[4]”

 

“•Opposition to government regulation or restriction of obscenity, pornography and violence in video games as a First Amendment right[5]”

 

“•Government-funded medical care, such as Obamacare”

 

“•Belief in evolution”

 

“•Destroying the Christian foundations on which America was built on.”

 

“•Taxpayer-funded and government-controlled public education”

 

“•Placement of men and women in the same jobs in the military”

 

“•Legalized same-sex marriage and homosexual adoption”

 

“•Tax and spend economics”

 

“•Economic sector regulations[6]”

 

“•Spreading of political correctness”

 

“•Destroying liberty”

 

“•Ending Western morality”

 

“•Non-syndicalist labor unions”

 

“•Encouraging promiscuity through sexual education (the teaching of safe sex) rather than teaching abstinence from premarital sex[7]”

 

“•A “living Constitution” that is reinterpreted as liberals prefer, rather than how it is thought to have been intended.”

 

“•Government programs to rehabilitate criminals”

 

“•Abolition of the death penalty”

 

“•Environmentalism[8]”

 

“•Globalism”

 

“•Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.”

 

“•Opposition to full private property rights.[9]”

 

“•Reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine”

 

“•Opposition to domestic wire-tapping as authorized in the Patriot Act”

 

“•Opposition of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a major part of the War on Terrorism”

 

“•Opposition to the War on Terrorism and the War in Iraq”

 

“•Regulation of business rather than a laissez-faire capitalist economy”

 

“•Opposition to the Constitution. Liberals seek to expand federal power at the expense of local government and silence the conservatives who hold them back, violating the 10th and 1st Amendments respectively.”

 

“•Denial of traditional gender roles”

 

“•Support of financially irresponsible policies”

 

“•Advocating policies which are proven to be incorrect”

 

“•Encouragement of global warming alarmism”

 

“•Persecution of Christianity with deference to other religions, such as Islam.”

 

This List borrowed from:

 

 

“This is how Conservatives view Liberals:”

 

http://miepvonsydow.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/this-is-how-conservatives-view-liberals/

 

Why do liberals and their fellow ‘leftist’ nutters HATE Christians so much? Because we don’t support their illogical immoral activities or ideologies.

 

 

After all when we look further at the term liberal we find…

 

 

“Full Definition of LIBERAL”

 

“3: obsolete :  lacking moral restraint :  licentious “

 

“4: not literal or strict :  loose <a liberal translation> “

 

“5: broad-minded; especially :  not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms “

 

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberal

 

 

As you can read. IF liberalism stands for immorality, illegal activities etc than it is already a failure and should be withstood against and eventually scraped and replaced with other systems that can be beneficial for both the individual and also for society American or otherwise.

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