“I just hate what the Republican Party has done to Christianity.” So said tODD, who had stopped posting for awhile, fed up with the harsh tone of our political discussions. I’m glad he’s back. (And despite his defense of democrats and what some of you have accused him of, he is NOT an Obama supporter after all. He wrote in an early vote for Ron Paul, who is both anti-war and pro-life!)
Isn’t it true that the secular public is confusing conservative Christianity with conservative politics, just as many conservative Christians are doing?
Has the Christian alliance with the Republican party helped the cause of political conservatism? Or prevented people from taking it seriously?
I predict that in the likely Republican defeat that seems imminent that Republicans will blame the conservative Christians in their midst.
I further predict that many Christians will retreat into the neo-monastic stance of not wanting to contaminate themselves with the world since politics is dirty, which would also be wrong.
What should Christians learn from all of this, and how should they respond?