The End of the Christian Right

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    Give it another 20 years, and they'll be as ineffectual in American politics as they are at controlling morality in the U.S.

    Michael Kazin: The End Of The Christian Right | The New Republic

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    Last gasps of a dying subculture...
     
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    the world trends long term in the liberal direction.

    It always has
     
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    It really does trend toward an amoral degeneracy. Then it collapses. We won't be any different. We could try to hold it off, but eventually all great nations commit suicide.
     
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    and we are not going to let your party create that suicide
     
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    And by what means available to the federal government under the constitution, would you propose turning the tide of what you describe as amoral degeneracy? Remember that the first tenet of faith among your fellow Conservatives is smaller, less intrusive government.
     
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    The Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves when they see the left's slobbering hatred of Christianity today. As far as political history goes we thought communism was dead back in the 50's but the left managed to resuscitate the failed institution to the point that a socialist president hired a communist to serve on his jobs board. Wishful thinking won't make morality go away.
     
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    18 to 29 year olds almost always lose their faith. Always have.
    It doesn't mean that Christianity is going away.
    The majority turns around when they get older.
     
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    Speaking as a Liberal and a Christian, I can say I don't hold a slobbering hatred of Christianity. I do have a concern that Puritanism might make a comeback and pillory folks for because they're homosexual and are seeking the same legal protections under contract law available to anyone who is heterosexual. I do have contempt for folks who have the temerity to legislate their narrow view of morality. We tried that in the 1920s and it failed.
     
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    Has it ever been stopped? No. Once a nation starts on the path of suicide by moral degeneracy it doesn't stop. It is overcome by a more moral, more robust people, even if that people are barbarians. Our choice is really islam or China. I would much prefer China.

    John Adams said that the Constitution was written for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadquate for the use of any other. If that is a true statement, then the more amoral we become and the more we reject religion, the less adequate the Constitution is. The founding fathers knew that the Constitution would not last forever. That's why they warned against the actions that would render it less effective. They knew that Americans would one day reject the Constitution and vote in tyranny as more beneficial. We have come to that day.

    While I would LIKE to see our country retain the values that we had that made is a great people, it's obvious that many, many people would much prefer what they believe is a kindly tyrant, but tyrant nonetheless.
     
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