HP: The comment by Alive in Christ made me think. I borrowed the comment from another thread due to the fact the other thread has a different thrust oa the OP. I felt this topic might derail the OP on the other thread and would the list better served by starting a new thread. Strange how some view liberals from different perspectives. When I grew up liberals were primarily viewed from our perspective, not by doctrinal position or what Bible they used, but rather by their amusement, the things they watched, the places they attended, they way they dressed, the emphasis they placed on their long hair being their glory, the modesty in dress they exhibited, their obvious separation from the world and its practices, their overall spiritual demeanor as exhibited by their conversations and the importance they viewed such religious activities such as personal prayer, fasting, etc. Also one might have viewed liberals as less likely to be seen caring for the poor, visiting the sick in their infirmities and attending to the spiritual needs of those in prisons, etc., more interested in getting ahead momentarily than in things of God. Liberals would have possibly be see as desiring the things of God more as a ‘good outward duty’ performed more to be accepted and trusted by man rather than a personal service of devotion out of a heart set on pleasing God. Liberals might have been seen as those desiring the government to meet the needs of the poor etc. Today, how do you perceive liberals, or for than matter how do you perceive conservatives?