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rejection of class systems (per Revelations - everyone is judged equally, whether they're servant, merchant or priest)
keep your money, as much of it as you possibly can
do for yourself
re-enforcement of class systems - if you're not doing better than your parents you're not trying hard enough
There are many more, that's just an overview. In most cases, Christian clergy have to reach back to the OT to justify conservative values, because they aren't located in the NT. When they do find them in the NT, they have to twist them quite a bit to make them fit. Otherwise they resort to non-biblical dogma (the subservience of women, prosperity gospel, celibate clergy, etc).
So how can someone be both - charitable, non-judgmental, and rejecting of luxury, while simultaneously insisting that social programs need to be cut, charity should be handled by churches (and if you don't agree with the church, sucks to be you), and that a McMansion is a "necessity" that must be earned by everyone, while not having one is an indication someone just isn't trying hard enough?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Really, you no nothing of the average conservative person.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:49 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:54 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
I have to admit, since I am a progressive Democrat, I "no" nothing about the average conservative.
Answer by musicmaker at 12:56 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 5:07 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
I believe that "Conservative Christian" is an oxymoron.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:58 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by missanc at 7:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
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