Why Christians should support a smaller government

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    Interesting paper on Christians and libertarianism.

    By the Waters of Babylon: Christian Libertarianism in the Age of Obama by Richard Duncan :: SSRN

    I have to agree, and add that I see this as the best solution overall. The less power the government has to do things I like the less chance it can do things I do not like.
     
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    I've always argued that you cannot see true Christianity flourish without limited government. Because it's only when there is no coercion that it can flourish.
     
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    Like we need any more religious influence on our laws and politics.
     
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    Christian Dominionism.

    Gotta love it.
     
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    What a load of poppycock.
     
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    I agree. we need more religious influence on our actual conduct and behavior and our very natures much more than our laws and politics. Law and politics will just be influenced indirectly after that.

    That's precisely why a limited government is best for all. Non-religious people will not have any particular religion made the state religion and people of faith may exercise their religion freely without interference of the government.
     
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    How exactly does limiting the government lead to dominionism?
     
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    Which part?
     
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    Amazing, no left wingers can read. Why am I not surprised?
     
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    yeah, you want small government unless it's in a woman's uterus.

    hypocrite
     

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