This post is the fourth in a series about popular Christian issues that do not seem to be supported by scripture or reason.
The original article that introduces the series is at this link: Revival begins in the church… but so does judgment!
Under construction – please check back later!
Preview of bullet points:
- Who says government is inherently evil? (Hint – Those who do not want to be governed! Hint #2 – Who in our society might have a motivation to avoid government regulations that might curtail their own pattern of acting against the public good?)
- Why is using taxpayer money to support social well-being bad while using it to benefit large corporations is good? (Hint – Who benefits from this propaganda? …Not most of us, unless perhaps we work in companies that get the big tax breaks…or the defense industry.)
- Why is unrestrained capitalism considered a good thing by many Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians when it contradicts Biblical mandates in so many ways? (Hint – who stands to gain from the perception that capitalism is based on “Biblical principles”?)
- Why do many Christians oppose “evolution” or “Darwinism” in teaching science, yet support capitalism, which is an economic system based on the same basic principles, such as “survival of the fittest”? (Hint – Actually, I have no idea, since this never made sense to me.)
- Why do many Christians scream about “religious persecution” and “government interference” when their “right to religious liberty” is threatened, while supporting suppression (by the government) of beliefs or issues they do not agree with? (Hint – This is what the founding fathers intended to prevent by forbidding government support for a state religion.)