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    Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    I've noticed this phenomena throughout my life being extremely conservative myself. Openly religious people tend to "Judge your conservatism against theirs" EVEN when your conservatism is far deeper than their own. I've noticed that such types are the exact people that do the most damage to conservatism on all levels. (I'm saying this as a conservative person). I just can't stand it. It makes me sick seeing someone go around acting as if their religion somehow makes them conservative. IN my experience religious people of all walks are some of the most non-conservative lifestyle people you'd ever meet yet then they put a cross on and "walla" they're ready to supposedly judge on others.



    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear religious jewelry? (They're actually serious)

    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear a certain attire? (Again, they're actually serious)

    -Do you truly believe that you can't be conservative and non religious? What do you think conservatives did before the fantasies (religions) were adopted?

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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    Yes, but they have their reward.
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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I've noticed this phenomena throughout my life being extremely conservative myself. Openly religious people tend to "Judge your conservatism against theirs" EVEN when your conservatism is far deeper than their own. I've noticed that such types are the exact people that do the most damage to conservatism on all levels. (I'm saying this as a conservative person). I just can't stand it. It makes me sick seeing someone go around acting as if their religion somehow makes them conservative. IN my experience religious people of all walks are some of the most non-conservative lifestyle people you'd ever meet yet then they put a cross on and "walla" they're ready to supposedly judge on others.
    'Voila".
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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    I think they hurt themselves and their religion too. Many hard right wing religious conservatives I know put their conservatism before their religion and try to warp religion into something that supports their political beliefs. I think they hurt conservatism because they are mainly just dogmatic mouth pieces set in their ways and will warp everything else to try and fit their view and why they are right without objectively analyzing issues. There are all kinds of people on both sides that do this, but specifically for religious conservatives who flaunt that, I do think it hurts conservatism overall.
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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    If Christians were so conservative, they'd be Jews...

    Ba da bump!

    Let's at least have the courage to call them out by name, eh?

    Let's also stop with this "hurt their religion" mishegoss...It's one of the most self-righteous phrases I've ever heard. It also turns the "He who is without sin..." into a complete mockery when it is hurled at the religious by the non and/or hostile to religious when they don't like being told "No."

    In close, who gives a rat's ass about the quantifiable nature or yours or others conservativism?
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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I've noticed this phenomena throughout my life being extremely conservative myself. Openly religious people tend to "Judge your conservatism against theirs" EVEN when your conservatism is far deeper than their own. I've noticed that such types are the exact people that do the most damage to conservatism on all levels. (I'm saying this as a conservative person). I just can't stand it. It makes me sick seeing someone go around acting as if their religion somehow makes them conservative. IN my experience religious people of all walks are some of the most non-conservative lifestyle people you'd ever meet yet then they put a cross on and "walla" they're ready to supposedly judge on others.



    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear religious jewelry? (They're actually serious)

    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear a certain attire? (Again, they're actually serious)

    -Do you truly believe that you can't be conservative and non religious? What do you think conservatives did before the fantasies (religions) were adopted?
    It's a tactic. Basically if you disagree with them you are a liberal. I have been called liberal plenty of times. It just means they aren't really good at argument.
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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I've noticed this phenomena throughout my life being extremely conservative myself. Openly religious people tend to "Judge your conservatism against theirs" EVEN when your conservatism is far deeper than their own. I've noticed that such types are the exact people that do the most damage to conservatism on all levels. (I'm saying this as a conservative person). I just can't stand it. It makes me sick seeing someone go around acting as if their religion somehow makes them conservative. IN my experience religious people of all walks are some of the most non-conservative lifestyle people you'd ever meet yet then they put a cross on and "walla" they're ready to supposedly judge on others.



    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear religious jewelry? (They're actually serious)

    -How are you more conservative than me because you wear a certain attire? (Again, they're actually serious)

    -Do you truly believe that you can't be conservative and non religious? What do you think conservatives did before the fantasies (religions) were adopted?
    There's a herd or pack mentality in politics, especially concerning a party. To fit in you must check as many boxes as possible, even at the expense of previous more rational beliefs. It fits for all parties and even certain Independents and Moderates. I know I'm a mixed bag of conservative values in some areas and liberal on other issues, probably because I don't use those ideals to form my opinions. I attempt to be rational and objective when deciding on what's a reasonable stance, without using faith based ideas but rather principles guided by fairness and equality. It's a simple formula that eliminates a lot of biases and prejudices.

    For me the most devoutly religious people are those who show or speak it the least. They seem to not need the outward appearance as much for conviction. I believe most organized religion is for those who need it.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    I never trust anyone who wears their religion on their sleeve. Some of the most despicable people I ever knew were always flouting their supposed Christianity.

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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    Yes.

    Unless you like your politics as stated by Pat Robertson.

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    Re: Flauntingly religious conservatives, do they hurt conservatism overall?

    No, not in all demographics. But then again, most of the religious "right" was actually part of the Dems and the Left 30-40 years ago. Many of them may hurt conservatives only because they are not conservatives and there are too many people as dumb as liberals who think they are.
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