Liberal Christian - oxymoron?

Liberal Christian - oxymoron?

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flag waving hippie

United States

#1 Apr 25, 2012
Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Christian"?

The Bible says that one of the things the Lord hates the most is hands that shed the blood of the innocent. An unborn child is innocence in its purest state.

If the tenets of Liberalism include support of the pro-abortion movement, how can someone be both Liberal and a Christian?
whowasit

Sheridan, AR

#2 Apr 28, 2012
There are more things to think about than just abortion. There are a lot of liberal things I don't agree with, like abortion. but there are also a lot of conservative things I don't agree with.

I think Christians should base their viewpoints on the BIBLE not politics. What God says goes, not what the republicans.
flag waving hippie

South Shore, KY

#3 Apr 28, 2012
It still doesn't address the question... can someone be both a Liberal and a Christian at the same time? Many people claim to be both, and they actively support abortion, and I just don't understand how they resolve that in their own minds and hearts.
YES

Mount Vernon, KY

#4 Apr 30, 2012
I think it answered the question just fine. You're really asking 2 separate questions, but posing them as one based upon politics.

Question 1: Can a person be a liberal and a Christian? Yes, they can.

Your hidden question #2: Can a person be a Christian and actively support abortion? That is a bit more complicated.

Because, here is a key...there are MORE political issues than just abortion and not all liberal/democrat/left wing people are for abortion! So, yes, a person can be LIBERAL and be a Christian.

God isn't just for the republicans, I'm sorry to tell you.

ANd like the above poster mentioned, Christians should make decisions based on the bible and not politics. Period.
flag waving hippie

United States

#5 Apr 30, 2012
The Liberal agenda supports unfettered access to abortion. If one supports the Liberal agenda, they support abortion, whether directly or indirectly.

I did not mention the Democratic party, but they also support unfettered access to abortion. If you aren't aware of this (which I am sure you are fully aware of it), then you must not be familiar with their platform.

My question was NOT hidden, as I specifically mentioned abortion in my post. You could only have missed that if you were blind or practicing selective perception. My money is on the selective perception angle.

I agree... Christians should make decisions based in the Bible... and the Bible says you shouldn't shed the blood of innocents. Supporting those who recklessly do so, either with $ or votes, is aiding and abetting the same.

Believing otherwise is delusional.
Disgusted

Macon, GA

#6 Apr 30, 2012
I don't favor anyone killing anything. If its meant to be its meant to be no if ands or buts about it. I hate baby killers.{:<
flag waving hippie

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2012
I figured asking this question would rile some people up, but it was out of genuine curiosity. I know of people that are pro-choice, but go to church regularly. I wondered how they cope with the contradiction. How are they comfy sitting in that pew with views that so strongly contradict the Bible?
open your eyes

Mount Vernon, KY

#8 Apr 30, 2012
Seriously! The point I'm making is that liberal does not equal abortion. The liberal cause is much more than just one issue. YOU are the only one focusing on that one issue. No, I don't think Christians should be supportive of abortion, but there are a lot of other so-called "liberal" causes that I believe would be supported in the Bible.

And, for his time, Jesus was a liberal. It got him killed.
The Bible

Richmond, KY

#9 Apr 30, 2012
The Bible also never says "Liberal", "Conservative", "Democrat" or "Republican". So does that mean we're ALL going to hell for calling ourselves one or the other? Pay attention to the issues people, and don't pull a lever simply based on a lame ass title created somewhere along the line.
flag waving hippie

United States

#10 Apr 30, 2012
You're fighting a non-existent battle. I asked one very specific question and you're attempting to contort and generalize it.

To say that supporting the general cause does not equal supporting the individual tenets that make up the cause... does not make sense to me. Especially when it is one of the cause's favored tenets.
flag waving hippie

United States

#11 Apr 30, 2012
But doesn't the Bible warn to be careful of the company you keep? If you align yourself with evil-doers, you may be corrupted?
family friend

Mount Vernon, KY

#12 Apr 30, 2012
There are MANY tenets! Yes, I'm liberal in some things and conservative in some things (abortion being one of them). and, yes I am a born again Christian saved by grace and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on my behalf.
LIBERAL CHRISTIAN

Mount Vernon, KY

#13 Apr 30, 2012
flag waving hippie, yes that's true. But, who decides if someone is evil? Is it you?

I think a lot of conservative causes are EVIL--such as the way they propose to treat "illegal" immigrants. Which is why I say we should follow GOD...not the liberals or the conservatives! God and the BIble should be the basis of your beliefs.
flag waving hippie

United States

#14 Apr 30, 2012
That is all well and good, but I did specifically address the topic of abortion. Having some liberal ideals and being a card-carrying Liberal are two different things. I'm sure I have some notions that some would call "liberal", but I am lightyears from being a "Liberal" (if you were actually a family friend, you would already know that). I seriously doubt anyone who knows me would label me a "Conservative" either (a lot of people are likely laughing their butts off at the mere idea of that one).

The question I asked was.... can someone be a "Liberal Christian", not can someone be a "liberal Christian". You may not see the difference, but I do.

“Relax. Its just a ride.”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#15 Apr 30, 2012
Seeing as how Left vs. Right is make-believe, it really doesn't matter what label you apply to yourself. I suppose that you couldn't reasonably call yourself a conservative Christian either.
Think about it: "Screw the poor man! Screw the working man! Screw the sick and the dying! Praise Jesus!" What a load of crap.
I mean, cmon. These alleged "right wingers" think its okay to have an unlimited budget for war, an unlimited budget for giving away to rich bankers but the second you even suggest helping out American citizens all you hear is "Wooooh there comrade! Thats socialism!" Besides, Jesus was a socialist.

"4,000 hungry children leave us per hour from starvation while billions are spent on bombs creating death showers." -System of a Down.
No question

Mount Vernon, KY

#16 Apr 30, 2012
Cornliquor, I completely agree. As a Christian, I base my views on what the Bible teaches and not politics. I agree that there are "evil" liberal views and there are "evil" conservative views.
flag waving hippie

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2012
Well, if you hated me before (or even if you didn't), you're really going to hate me now (not that I care). When I see someone with bumper stickers on their car parked in a church lot, or campaign signs in their yard and they take the pulpit... and they KNOW that the names on those signs are for politicians that say they are 100% pro-choice, and intend to do everything they can to keep abortion legal and fully accessible... all I see is someone who made a compromise with Satan in order to further their own means.
flag waving hippie

South Shore, KY

#18 Apr 30, 2012
Cornliquor, we all know you hate everything Republican, Conservative, and/or Christian. I have zero confidence in any opinion you have.

And for the record, I never tried to pass myself or anyone else off as a "Conservative Christian" or anything of the sort. Drag all the red herrings you want across the thread, but it doesn't change the facts, it only changes the subject.

“Relax. Its just a ride.”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#19 May 1, 2012
flag waving hippie wrote:
Cornliquor, we all know you hate everything Republican, Conservative, and/or Christian. I have zero confidence in any opinion you have.
And for the record, I never tried to pass myself or anyone else off as a "Conservative Christian" or anything of the sort. Drag all the red herrings you want across the thread, but it doesn't change the facts, it only changes the subject.
K. I wasn't even talking to you but, hey, whatever makes ya feel better. Zero confidence? Cracka please. You wouldn't be supplying a whiney response if it didn't matter to you.
flag waving hippie

United States

#20 May 1, 2012
Whiney? There was nothing remotely whiney about my statement. Is that what you resort to when you have nothing valid to add? Pretty lame.

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