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The majority of the country, though, is "pro-choice", depending on your definition. (The majority of the country is also perfectly comfortable with limiting abortions through such measures as requiring parental notification, for example.) What people are uncomfortable with in the way you suggested, I think, is abortion itself as opposed to its legality.
If the Democratic party were more lenient on abortion I am sure they would pick up another 20% of the Evangelical Christian vote at least. I personally know dozens of Evangelical Christians who are generally left wing in regard to taxes, welfare, the Iraq War, etc., but are also pro life.
On a slightly different note...
There are evangelical Christians. Are there non-evangelical Christians? Is the distinction more or less that they do/don't evangelize? Or do they have a different take on certain beliefs within Christianity? Also, how do the various different protestant denominations factor into this?
I feel like I should know all this, but I don't so I thought I'd ask.
I don't know who norman vincent peale is, but he sounds like a feminine hygiene product.
He wrote the Power of Positive Thinking, HTH
BTW, DOWNY, I seem to recall you wondering if I could even get into Cooley in another thread. It should frighten you to no end to know that it is now a realistic possibility that I could be joining you at University of Minnesota with money.
I wondered when you would respond to that. (I know you can get into Cooley).
Congrats on UMN. It's frigid here, though, just so you know.
What the heck is WRONG with people at my school?
Right before I enter work today, I take a quick scan of the bulletin board outside our office and notice a cute little hand-made potpourri bag pinned to the board. In glittery glue blue and green letters it reads:
"I know what a Jew is. Someone who killed our LORD."
Okay, WTF? Someone went through all the trouble of hand-stitching a potpourri bag and then glitter-glueing that phrase on it?
It's finals week, and people STILL have enough time on their hands to do stupid darn like that.
So, this is the least threatening thing that could've shown up on our bulletin board, but it's getting tiresome, since Jewish professors in our department have been getting anti-Semitic literature in the mail (one even got two videos), and last August, a group of older people (who apparently didn't go to our school even) cornered one of the Hebrew teachers in her office and started harassing her.
Now that's scary. But a potpourri bag with glitter glue? Not so much. People are stupid.
/end mini, cold pill induced rant.
Could you explain to me how this is different than the blockbuster movie, "The Passion"? It is a central tenet of Christianity that we are responsible for killing JC. There is no ambiguity as far as the scripture is concerned. Naturally anyone who believes that the scriptures are divine will follow also this teaching. Sometimes it appears in a backpack, sometimes in movies, sometimes in people's comments, etc..