From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 15:01:34 EDT
Robert wrote, in part:
" Like Terry, I stoutly maintain that there is no causal connection between
conservative Christianity and conservative politics."
I refer you to two recent scholarly books which rather well address this
issue and demonstrate your claim above to be incorrect.
1. RELIGION AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, by Fowler, Hertzke and Olson, 2nd
2. THE GREAT DIVIDE, by Geoffrey Layman, 2001.
"Don't even bother to waste my time by trying to convince me that pro-choice
is a Christian option, Burgy. "
I refer you to Kathleen Parker's "Abortion is more than meets the eye"
article in the major newspapers this week. She and I "belong to that
soft-spoken cadre of people who oppose abortion but support choice. We are
the bane of both sides of the debate ... ."
"... you have taken cheap shots at a lot of people and-not to put too fine a
point on it-shot off your mouth without sufficient reflection or Christian
I appreciate your reasoned, reflective and courteous reply, Robert. Thank
"I don't intend to respond to the inevitable rejoinder."
On my Compuserve forum we call this a "drive by shooting." <G>
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