JCC Arkansas politician claims slavery was "a blessing" for African Americans.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Adam of Nuchtern, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    That's not really so surprising, Quix, given that the majority religious affiliation in the country is also some variant of Christianity, and that there are relatively high numbers of loosely attached/identifying people included in said figure.
  2. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Yep, it's not terribly surprising, but it does show the disconnect between personal attitudes and actions, and hence the reason why the hypocrisy didn't startle me. It's just par for the course.
  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Well, but there's not an actual disconnect unless personal attitudes are measured with something more substantive than nominal identification.
  4. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Gallup measures public opinion on abortion, and 72% favor some or total restriction on it (most of that 72% is "legal only under certain circumstances), but more than half of the populace seeking abortion identifies with some flavor of Christianity. Given the restrictions many (if not most) explicitly Christian philosophers and theologians place upon abortion (*especially the Catholics*), it strongly suggests that we are either dealing with only nominal identification (which would reflect some degree of theological ambivalence or hypocrisy) or a disconnect between the policy one would choose for others but not for oneself. There are other possibilities, true, but these seem to me to be the most likely explanations.
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