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Unformatted text preview: at support is blind ∙ He believes blind allegiance to the republican party has distorted the faith of politically active evangelicals, leading to misguided positions at times ∙ Evangelicals have abandoned their starting principles which was to help those on the fringes of society and now the religious right has no agenda ∙ His biggest problem is that evangelicals have betrayed their original purpose which included helping womens suffrage, abolition, rights of the workers… ∙ Sees issue with many of these intensive Christians who have been raised to learn about the bible and less of real life issues having positions in the government, though Christians have significant influence especially with abortion, stem cell research, tax dollars to support religious practices via school choice ∙ Combining with the African American church and providing a united front as anti abortion and pro war isn’t really in keeping with what their religion originally intended ∙ They have disregarded the notion of forgiveness humanity and reconciliation, and have compromised their views on things that the bible actually does say like no divorce when they backed Reagan for president ∙ Evangelical is no longer progressive but nearly aligned with republican party and abandoning original beliefs, questioning why so involved in partisan politics Kimball, When Religion become Evil ∙ Examines religion in the world and when it defects from its original purpose ∙ Religion is basically positive, but there are warning signs for when religion becomes evil: absolute truth claims, blind obedience, establishing the ideal time, the end justifies any means, declaring holy war ∙ We had to read the chapter about the end justifies any means ∙ Don’t let religion or any facet of religion justify ruining people or relationships ∙ Trying to re­establish group identity from within is not always a good thing either ∙ Trying to protect the institution or the holy space does not constitute violent or cruel practices ∙ Be wary whenever a particu...
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