How can a Christian vote republican when you know that that party supports cutting social programs that benefit the poor. When Jesus commands that you help the poor. Can someone explain that?
I feel like each party has their faults, yet most most Christians vote Republican due…
What’s wrong with secular views exactly? Same sex marriage is an equal right that we should NOT be fighting over. The republican party did the same thing when blacks and women wanted equal rights. Abortion if outlawed will still happen no matter what, except it will be alot dangerous if not legal. Just because you don’t like what someone is doing with their body that doesn’t affect you at all doesn’t mean that you can enforce laws which govern who others must live.
Also, if you can say one thing about same sex marriage without “well the bible says..” Then you have no argument at all.
As long as two people are happy and not hurting anyone and you find it icky does not mean you can govern the rights of others.
Summary below if you don’t want to read the whole thing :)
I’m not saying that they’re all necessarily wrong, it’s just theres a lot more that goes against the Christian faith in Secularism then Republicanism. Believe me this is exactly why I don’t participate in politics but as said, Secularism does a lot of good, such as healthcare for the poor and a lot less judgement among its members then those in conservative groups. Just as equal Republicanism does a lot of bad, like way to much corporate greed and less desire to help people in need just if they aren’t American citizens. However as said I believe Republicanism values Christianity and its incorporates its beliefs far more then say the Democratic Party does.
And you are straying from the original question. You asked why most Christians lean Republican then Democrat and with statements like “that does not mean you can govern the rights of others”or “You have no argument without consulting the Bible” is an entirely different argument, and doesn’t really make sense as a response to an explanation to an entirely different question itself.
Never said their was something wrong with secular views, just said most Christians do not support them due to more of them going against Christian principles and beliefs then say Conservative views. However don’t make it into an argument of how we have no right to “govern” other peoples lives and how Christians “don’t have an argument without consultation of the Christian Bible,” (Which is kind of an oxymoron due to the fact we wouldn’t be Christians in the first place without first consulting our holy book on important world controversies) because those points are entirely unrelated to the explanation I gave you. Both parties have their faults yet conservative republicanism incorporates more Christian ideology then Secularism, and that is why most Christians are right-wing.
And yet at the root of it you NEVER answered my question
"How can a Christian vote republican when you know that that party supports cutting social programs that benefit the poor. When Jesus commands that you help the poor. Can someone explain that?"
I did explain it, I told you how Christians vote Republican because the party holds more of our faiths ideals! We wish to help the poor yes, but we aren’t going to use that as a trade off to also support things like same-sex marriage, abortion (which many in our faith perceive as murder) or more by voting Democrat. Yes Republicanism may be greedy and in favor of cutting social systems that benefit the poor, I have no objection to that because it is fact. However, at the root of it, a lot more Republicans share conservative values, which for the most part, incorporate a lot more Christian policies then Secularism, and that is why you see more Christian Republicans then Democrats, despite what Jesus said about helping the poor.
But personally, I don’t think Christians should be either Democrat or Republican, because each has their share of anti-Christian principles or corruption. We should all just focus on following our faith then any political doctrine. But I digress
Anyway God Bless! Sorry if stuff seemed confusing to begin with and I’ll give you the last word (Don’t want this to turn into an argument you know! :)