Thursday, September 06, 2007

Summing up
Overheard in the elevator:
“I like my politics conservative and my religion liberal.”
If that isn’t a motto for everything wrong in the United States today, I don’t know what is. Conservatism in politics, in general, holds that the government shouldn’t be regulating one’s private life.
A good thing! The same principle that gives errors rights gives the truth rights and as the Schoolmen might say ‘promotes flourishing’.
Liberalism in religion, on the other hand, holds that religion shouldn’t be regulating one’s private life.
A generalisation — there are upright people in the religious left — but in church matters often abundantly obvious on some issues like this.
So conservative politics combined with liberal religion is really just a recipe for doing whatever you want without getting lectured about it.
— Regular reader dcs

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