Category Archives: Politics and Social Issues

Presidential Prophecies and Political Posturing (Part 2 Secular and Religious Prophecies)

Presidential Prophecies and Political Posturing Series Part 1 of this series explored the background of conservative Christians’ strong support for the election of Donald Trump to President of the US. Key to this support is that many Christians believe there … Continue reading

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Presidential Prophecies and Political Posturing (Part 1)

[Disclosure – My religious upbringing was mostly conservative evangelical in theology and doctrine. As explained in other blog posts, my inclinations now lean much more liberal in worldview and political affiliation. Due to exposure to both right and left perspectives, … Continue reading

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Government Spending: Gift or Grift?

Among the right wing believers, a recurring theme is that Government is evil or at least unnecessary for a well-functioning society. Usually this perspective is reflected by the libertarian notion that taxes are a form of theft from all of … Continue reading

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Issues Christians “Like”: Introduction

Several of the planned articles in this series have been posted (though many are in draft stage), but to better tie all the topics together and give an overview, an introductory post seems due. This running post will list related … Continue reading

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Is the Right-wing/Left-wing Split Determined by Genes?

An area of interest that I’ve been exploring for the past several years is the link between personality and beliefs. We may like to think that we freely choose our beliefs, but there is growing evidence that beliefs are predisposed … Continue reading

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Right-wing¬†Authoritarian vs. Social Dominance Orientation

[Note: The initial draft of this post was written in January 2016 and updated in March 2016 (before the 2016 election) and was based on information about the current POTUS Donald Trump as a candidate. Most of the concerns and … Continue reading

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Are Religious Conservatives and Republicans Right-wing Authoritarians?

I’ve wondered for a long time what drives the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of the Republican party members and their allies within conservative (especially fundamentalist, evangelical and charismatic) Christianity. After reading about the history and evolution of the beliefs of … Continue reading

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