Those Calvinist Republicans

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  1. Winman

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    I know this is not where this belongs, but this article was in my paper today. Google "Why Republicans Just Don't Care Monte Wolverton" to find the original article where you can comment on his blog.
     
  2. rsr

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    Well, you were right. It doesn't belong in theology. So off it goes ...
     
  3. Aaron

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    It will always boil down to religion as the basis of politics, because one's politics is the works of his religion.

    Despite the revisionist history, it is true that Calvinism is the foundation of the Republic: Men are corrupt and therefore power must be strictly limited and divided, and no one may govern but by the consent of the governed.
     
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    I know where it belongs...

    ..whoooosssssshhhhhhhhhhh......glub, glub,glub......

    peace to you:praying:
     
  5. billwald

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    Essay probably written by someone who never bothered to read "The Institutes." Iy is probably the best theology book I have read. Read it twice.
     
  6. OldRegular

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    Wolverton article demonstrate that he is is a certified flake. However, I would note that liberals in general are anti Christian.
     
  7. billwald

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    >Wolverton article demonstrate that he is is a certified flake.

    Agree!

    >However, I would note that liberals in general are anti Christian.

    If I made this statement I would be accused of changing the topic.

    To illustrate my point, the phrase, "anti Christian," is imprecise and argumentative. Why? Because it could refer to those who oppose the person of the Christ or those who oppose a specific denomination or interpretation if the material found in the Bible.

    For example, the hyper dispensationalists who claim that the Church began with St Paul and that Paul's writings take precedent over Jesus' statements could logically, theologically, and grammatically be called "anti Christian."
     
  8. pinoybaptist

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    you can copy and paste the url on your IE or whatever browser you're using to the link applet of BB, that way you won't be in danger of violating quote rules on this board.
     
  9. OldRegular

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    I don't see the term anti-Christian as ambiguous at all. The liberals are trying to remove anything to do with Christianity from American culture. And that is a fact.

    You have a valid point about hyper dispensationalists. If it is not written by Paul it is not valid>
     
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    As usual, you are wrong. I would venture to guess that you don't know very many "liberals."
     
  11. carpro

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    Hmmm...

    Is there a science fiction forum?
     

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