This is not the Evangelical Site you Seek

I know we sorta evangelize libertarianism here, but for the record, we’re not in any way associated with the Church of Christ, or their newly minted website at hammeroftruth.org.

Though I gotta admit, it’s kinda funny to see them kicking Jerry Falwell (his debate team, really) in the nuts over some weird refusal to debate them.

Anyways, we now return you to your libertarian evangelizing, with Jesus and religion served only on those rare occasion when he tells us to wear our seatbelts or redistribute all our wealth to the poor.

6 Comments
  1. Stephen,

    You seem surprised that they speak against Falwell. Don’t paint all us “evangelicals” with the same brush. I’m evangelical in that I’ll share with you my beliefs and try to persuade you as such.

    While watching the 2000 national LP convention on CSPAN, I was struck by the “religious” nature. Very minor celebrities (Melanie ???) were invited to podium, confessed how they discovered LIBERTARIANISM (“…I guess I always new I was a libertarian…”), repented of their past (“…I held my nose and voted Republican…”), and were immersed into the “party” (signed the hold pledge). Fascinating…

    ARGHH! Gordon beat me to the post!

    Christopher
    -libertarian, evangelical member of the church of Christ: bet you thought it wasn’t possible

  2. Another Libertarian that believes in God. I guess the Libertarian athiests and agnostics will have to hold their noses to win elections as they will have to tolerate those that believe in God if they are to attract a majority.

    Why? Most Americans believe in God. Athiests and agnostics are in a very small minority and minorities never win an election that requires a majority vote.

    To you Libertarian non-believers, do you want to win and have real power or do you want to sit on the sidelines and rant and rave about what is wrong with the system?

  3. When I first saw the link to *this* site (.com) over on the Claire Files forum, I thought at first it sounded like a fundamentalist site. But then, any site that uses the word ‘truth’ in it’s name sets my BS-O-Meter to the most sensitive scale. :-)
    Incidentally, I too was raised in that church. But I took their advice, and “put away childish things” when I grew up. I do think I learned good values there, but don’t really need the mythology… your mileage may vary.

  4. The problem is that people have been getting into politics for the sake of the power they can wield, and the personal benefits they can derive therefrom. The Republican and Democrat parties are full of them, all the way to the top.

    I’m not saying there aren’t such people in the LP, but if there are, they’re a very tiny minority. With that, we begin to approach the fundamental problem with government in general: it attracts and retains the people least suited to govern by principles consistent with a free society.

    Solve (or work around) that problem, and the LP will win every election.

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