Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-03-2011, 04:47 PM
GhaleonQ GhaleonQ is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15
Default Re: Values Added: The Year in Religion (Amy Sullivan & Mollie Ziegler Hemingway)

Basically, we Missouri Synod Lutherans detest civil religion, "national deism," and the casual fusion of religion and politics. Huckabee wields it casually. Lutherans have (obvious) historical and (more complex; look up Luther's "2 swords" or Kierkegaard) theological reasons for objecting to it. That prevents Lutherans from getting co-opted, of course, but it also makes us politically irrelevant as a bloc. That might cause a little lingering resentment.

I'm much more of a traditionalist and Burkean than a libertarian (though still where she is on church-state matters), but I believe her reasons for her libertarianism stem from her Lutheranism and her "excuse" (though I'd hardly characterize it that way) for not making Christian compassion a state issue is the standard "civil society does it with more care and with more fiscal responsibility and only helps society as it gets bigger, unlike government" answer.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.