RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

"As a group, Conservative Christians are the most charitable when you look at what they give their money to. That is completely consistent with what Jesus said. He never said you should give your money to the government and let them worry about it."My opinion also.I be curious if thats accurate. Not that Christians are more charitable, but *conservative* Christians. I am and know many Christians that are charitable but would never consider ourselves as conservative Christians. We might say centrist or something like that. I do know some liberal Christians as well and know they are very charitable.
If you include contributions to their own churches, members of conservative churches are far more charitable than mailine or Catholic Christians.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

If you include contributions to their own churches, members of conservative churches are far more charitable than mailine or Catholic Christians.

Do you have a source reference for that? It may be true but I have a hard time believing it being part of a large church or a mainline church as you might call it and the giving is huge. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single service second offering for a special cause is not uncommon. This is not the only church of this type I have experienced with.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

One comment I would make on Conservative Christians , having visited, lived and worked in the US for a number of years, is that they seem quite intolerant.
We lived in an area that had a number of more conservative churches. When people found out that we werent church goers, then those who were Conservative christians at best just dropped any attempt at being friends. At worst were quite condemning if our lack of religion.
Those would were catholic or attended mor evangelical churches were far more welcoming and tolerant of our non attendance at church.
You give even see the disapproval of meme era if different churches.
Struck me as not very Christian. Having said that they seemed very could at supporting their own. Community when anyone got into difficulties.
Not saying all Conservative Christians are like that, but it was certainly our personal experience in one part of the US.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

If you include contributions to their own churches, members of conservative churches are far more charitable than mailine or Catholic Christians.Do you have a source reference for that? It may be true but I have a hard time believing it being part of a large church or a mainline church as you might call it and the giving is huge. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single service second offering for a special cause is not uncommon. This is not the only church of this type I have experienced with.
This one notes that Evangelical Protestants and Mormons (two conservative groups) give the most.
https://www.americamagazine.org/content/unconventional-wisdom/blue-states-get-dinged-almanac-american-philanthropy

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

I work in the non-profit world. The fact that observant religious people are more charitable is a well-known fact confirmed by multiple studies, for example see this article.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

You're confusing two different uses of the word conservative:

Theological: adhering to the faith as historically defined.
Political: adhering to the traditional understanding of the nation.

Obviously, there is considerable overlap among the US population, but they are not the same.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

I work in the non-profit world. The fact that observant religious people are more charitable is a well-known fact confirmed by multiple studies, for example see this article.

Being charitable goes beyond any religion. Being charitable is part of being human. I live in a country where Christians does not exits and there are groups and organizations four Charity. Anyway any conservative closed minded disrespected groups who believe they have the absolute true should extinguish.

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

"As a group, Conservative Christians are the most charitable when you look at what they give their money to. That is completely consistent with what Jesus said. He never said you should give your money to the government and let them worry about it."My opinion also.I be curious if thats accurate. Not that Christians are more charitable, but *conservative* Christians. I am and know many Christians that are charitable but would never consider ourselves as conservative Christians. We might say centrist or something like that. I do know some liberal Christians as well and know they are very charitable.

These statistics are about a decade old but I don't think they have changed all that significantly (although I believe I readMyanmar has now surpassed the US in being the most charitable country per capita).
https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/american-charity-statistics-for-2009/

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RE:Conservative Christian an oxymoron???

I Being charitable goes beyond any religion. Being charitable is part of being human. I live in a country where Christians does not exits and there are groups and organizations four Charity. Anyway any conservative closed minded disrespected groups who believe they have the absolute true should extinguish.

Absolute truth, now that is an oxymoron.

Religion for those who have faith gives them purpose. If they use that purpose to help themselves and others then its worthwhile. If they use it to exclude and oppress then its worthless.

For those without faith, being good feels so much better than being bad.
It amounts to the same thing but it leaves you free on whatever sabbath you dont believe in, to have fun.

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