Former President Carter speaks out on morality

  1. For a respected evangleical Christian, I find Mr. Carter's comments interesting."
    http://www.alternet.org/story/18378/ "Democrats have been far less adept at infusing our issues -- compassion, help for the poor, social justice -- with any sense of religious commitment or moral imperative."

    "The fundamentalists in religious circles believe that they have a unique relationship with God; therefore their beliefs are absolutely right, and anyone who disagrees with any aspect of their beliefs is wrong and inherently inferior." http://www.advocate.com/currentstory1_w_ektid23332.asp
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   elkpark
    I have heard several interviews President Carter has given to the media in connection with the release of his new book, and I must say that his practice of Christianity and view of moral/spiritual issues are v. much in line with the Christianity I have been taught and practiced all my life. I think it's extremely unfortunate that the "Religious Right" so publicly affiliated with the GOP has somehow gotten the idea that they have some sort of exclusive monopoly on Jesus and are the "real" Christians, especially when so many of the policies espoused by the Shrub administration and GOP are exactly the opposite of anything Jesus is ever recorded to have said ...

    As I've been saying for many years now, it's people like that (the "Religious Right") that give the rest of us Christians a bad name ... :chuckle However, since they also don't mind ramming their views down everyone else's throats and the mainstream Christians disagree with them on that, too, they get all the press. There are many, many more American Christians who think and believe along the same lines as President Carter than you would expect from following the media.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    it's people like that (the "Religious Right") that give the rest of us Christians a bad name
    :yeahthat:
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from elkpark
    I have heard several interviews President Carter has given to the media in connection with the release of his new book, and I must say that his practice of Christianity and view of moral/spiritual issues are v. much in line with the Christianity I have been taught and practiced all my life. I think it's extremely unfortunate that the "Religious Right" so publicly affiliated with the GOP has somehow gotten the idea that they have some sort of exclusive monopoly on Jesus and are the "real" Christians, especially when so many of the policies espoused by the Shrub administration and GOP are exactly the opposite of anything Jesus is ever recorded to have said ...

    As I've been saying for many years now, it's people like that (the "Religious Right") that give the rest of us Christians a bad name ... :chuckle However, since they also don't mind ramming their views down everyone else's throats and the mainstream Christians disagree with them on that, too, they get all the press. There are many, many more American Christians who think and
    believe along the same lines as President Carter than you would expect from following the media.
    I agree with you too
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    You know what?

    I laugh everytime there is any mention of the "War against the people of faith".

    What I see is: Hardline Christianity duking it out with the Moderates.

    Neither the GOP not the DNC own a monopoly on Christianity or on Christians. There are Christians in both parties.

    What I see this more as is a fight to see whose version of Christianity will 'prevail' (for lack of a better word). The fundamentalists want to win, so do the moderates. Ultimately, that's all it's about....

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