NeoNotes - Pardon…
Pardon, but for the majority all over the World and millions of people right here in the United States, this isn't true:
❝The Bible is true, and there is a transcendent God whose will may be known, whose laws are just, and who is eternally sovereign.❞
I agree with much of what you've written here, particularly regarding the character and motivations of this specific female. But it's statements like this that put me on the front line whether I want to be or not. It's not enough to speak and act against this female and those like her, you demand I must now march under the banner of your faith.
I cannot do that. It would not honor my faith, and it dishonors the Divine as I perceive it. It would require me to break oaths & promises that are at least as important to me as yours are to you.
There are so many things on which we agree. But if you demand I have to sacrifice my faith in the name of yours, then we won't be allies. And neither will all the moral, upstanding, law-abiding non-Christians. This is the weakness of Christian conservatives. You have some good ideas. You have some great values. You can be trusted to keep your word. But I won't be a part of your religion and I should not be required to give up my mine for yours.
Don't you see? With this one thing you turn allies into adversaries. Not because we want to be, but because we can do nothing else and remain true to ourselves.
Faith is a personal choice. Politics is about controlling other people. Mix the two and you can unleash the most terrible things known to humanity.
And remember this. The Left's "all or nothing" approach? Where do you think they learned it from?
❝But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.❞
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia❞❞
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