Good Men Doing Nothing

A few theories on why Conservative Christians aren't fighters in the political arena, the consequence of which might be Hillary Clinton as our next president (God forbid).

1. They're more concerned with the rise of the anti-Christ a la Jenkins/LaHaye than they are with the rise of the Democratic/Socialist party. The founding pastor at my church would call these people "so heavenly minded they're no earthly good."

2. They forgot the Old Testament is a part of the Bible and have since adopted a new age image of the genteel Christ.

3. They believe that if the world doesn't get really bad, then Christ won't return. So, they passively take part in its destruction to achieve that end. (See point 1.)

4. They're too busy with raising good families to bother with world events. (This is not a bad thing, necessarily.)

5. Politics isn't spiritual enough. And doesn't the separation of church and state mean we're supposed to stay out of it?

6. They're uncertain that their involvement really would change anything.

~A few ideas inspired by Hugh Hewitt's interview of John Podhoretz, author of Can She Be Stopped? Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States Unless..., yesterday.

Posted by Portia at May 12, 2006 09:19 AM | TrackBack