by John Hawkins | October 7, 2003 1:34 pm
Here are few generalities about American politics that I believe to be the case. They’re not always true, but they’re good rules of thumb to keep in mind. (Cont)
***Update #1***: jayd42 writes in the comment section,
“– You convince conservatives with logic, liberals with emotion, “
I know what I have to ask next is off topic, but the above quote highlights the reasoning of my question.
Why is it that conservatives are the ones that believe in God?”
Ah, if only all Americans who believed in God were conservative! Then the right would have an unbreakble veto-proof majority on every issue! Oh how sweet it would be! However, I think there quite a few people on the left who’d probably resent being cast as atheists and agnostics by definition. Heck, last I heard, there was even a left-wing reverend running for President although you certainly don’t hear the media whining about it the way they would if Sharpton were a conservative.
That being said, is believing in God a matter of logic, of emotion and faith, or something else? Well, the answer to that is….ha, ha, ha suckers, you think I’m going to emesh myself in an argument like that? Why each person believes in God is a deeply personal thing and I’m sure you’d get answers all over the map on it. In any case, reread the short intro to the article,
“Here are few generalities about American politics that I believe to be the case. They’re not always true, but they’re good rules of thumb to keep in mind.”
So when I say, “You convince conservatives with logic, liberals with emotion, and moderates with a mix of the two” it’s not true in EVERY, SINGLE CASE. But I’ve found that’s how it usually works.
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