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On social issues, Americans are more liberal than ever before. What's behind the sudden shift?
More Americans now rate themselves as socially liberal than at any point in Gallup's 16-year trend, and for the first time, as many say they are liberal on social issues as say they are conservative.
I think some liberals are stuck on the old school mentality, not willing to see that the conservatives are not the villains you want them to be
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Do you believe in Evolution? Do you believe in man made Climate Change? If you are a religious Conservative, chances are that the answer to both of those questions is no. This is odd, because science has pretty much determined that these are real things.
originally posted by: Krazysh0tEven Conservative rhetoric is just another example of people being proud to be uninformed and willing to express it loudly. What's the first thing a conservative says about the colleges or school system in this country? They call them liberal indoctrination centers.
originally posted by: texastig
How can something come from nothing?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: windword
Actually, compared to almost every other minority in the country, gays are over-represented in major media. Asians and Latinos should have more representation in prime time television than gays get. I'm surprised the SJWs aren't howling about it. Muslims should have more representation by percentage of the population on prime time TV.
Actually, compared to almost every other minority in the country, gays are over-represented in major media.
That being said, I DO want to lean right politically. Believe it or not. It's just that mainstream conservative beliefs have become so ludicrous and dumb that I can't relate to it anymore. For one, why do I have to be religious to be a Conservative? Why do they HAVE to be linked? Naturally, some of you will tell me that they don't have to be, but all evidence shows that the modern conservative movement is intricately linked to religiousism, namely Christianity.
The Christian right has been a notable force in both the Republican party and American politics since the late 1970s, when Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell and other Christian leaders began to urge conservative Christians to involve themselves in the political process. In response to the rise of the Christian right, the 1980 Republican Party platform assumed a number of its positions, including dropping support for the Equal Rights Amendment and adding support for a restoration of school prayer. While the platform also opposed abortion and leaned towards restricting taxpayer funding for abortions and passing a constitutional amendment which would restore protection of the right to life for unborn children, it also accepted that many Americans, including fellow Republicans, were divided on the issue.
The Moral Majority was a prominent American political organization associated with the Christian right. It was founded in 1979 and dissolved in the late 1980s. It played a key role in the mobilization of Christians as a political force and in Republican presidential victories throughout the 1980s.
originally posted by: intrptr
The ignorance comes from just believing that the Christian God is the one true god, implying all others are false. Its hammered into every Churchian. There is no proof of this, just believe it, just profess it, and just convince others to do the same.
originally posted by: mOjOm
Why don't you ask your god to explain it to you???
The origins of the Moral Majority can be traced to 1976, when Jerry Falwell embarked on a series of “I Love America” rallies across the country to raise awareness of social issues important to Falwell. These rallies were an extension of Falwell’s decision to go against the traditional Baptist principle of separating religion and politics, a change of heart Falwell says he had when he perceived the decay of the nation’s morality
originally posted by: texastig
To say there is no proof is fallacious. You haven't even looked at the data. Jesus is real like any other historical person. There's more manuscripts for the New Testament than any other ancient works.
Gays are not becoming more common in society. They are a steady less than 5% of the population
And just because something is more commonly done in society does not make it a good thing. About 70% of African-American children are born to single parent mothers now. Can we agree that just because this is much more common than it used to be does not mean it is a good thing for the African-American community which is basically a shell of what it used to be before the family broke down?
originally posted by: [post=19406949]MoreCowbell
I have pamphlets on all the other religions and none of them were near as tolerant of my coon skin hat, lifted truck, bib overalls, and hate for gays or blacks.