Friday, December 5, 2008

Forum on Conservatism

What must you believe to be a conservative? Do all conservatives believe the same thing? If you are interested in these questions and more, then be sure to come to the Forum on Conservatism on Monday night (the 8th) at 7:00 PM in McGinley 234.

Panelists will be representing paleo-conservatism, neo-conservatism and libertarianism. They will be explaining and discussing the differences and the audience will have much opportunity to become engaged.

Make sure to come!


John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

Forget "conservatism," please. It has been Godless and thus irrelevant. As Stonewall Jackson's Chief of Staff R.L. Dabney said of such a humanistic belief more than 100 years ago:

”[Secular conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today .one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It .is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth."

Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2).

John Lofton, Editor,

Recovering Republican

Tom said...

Your claim that our country has turned its back on God and that we have refused to kiss His Son is incorrect. Although our nation certainly has anti-Christian forces active in it, and forces which stand in opposition to some Christian ideals, it is also filled with devout Christians who are filled with a love for the Lord God. One of the greatest gifts God has blessed humanity with is that of reason, and secular conservatism utilizes reason to destroy arguments that are against the knowledge of God, as the American View recalls from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Reason, in some respects, is more powerful in destroying those arguments than faith alone, for it allows Christians to defeat those who have not accepted the teachings of Jesus Christ, in a way that is irrefutable. And just as God promised Abraham that he would not destroy Sodom for just ten innocent people, God will not bring biblical destruction upon America - or anywhere else, for that matter.

John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

Any country (such as ours) which has deemed it "legal" to murder more than 50 MILLION innocent, unborn babies in the womb (the total of all who died in World War II!) has turned its back on God.

John Lofton, Editor
Recovering Republican