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So where should Conservatives stand?

After the last posting on Will our passion for conservatism result in more liberalism? my sister asked me “So just where should conservatives stand?”

I think it’s exactly the right question to ask, and I’m grateful that she got my head spinning in that direction.

Perhaps we need to clarify what we mean by conservative, liberal, and Christian. More than a year ago I posted some musings on What does it mean to be a Christian; how does someone know that I’m a Christian?

For today’s ramblings it may be worth taking a look back at that, so we can start where those thought end.

capitalI consider myself to be conservative in my positions on morals, ethics, and religious beliefs. However, I do not claim to be A Conservative politically.

When it comes to my views on just how our government does (and doesn’t) work, I’m a Moderate. I look at what is going on and find that there are good ideas and actions happening all over the spectrum.

And there are some pretty rotten things happening all over as well.

I guess my point is that a political Conservative and a religious Christian aren’t necessarily synonymous, any more than a political Liberal and atheism go hand in hand.

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