I only get it “from the left” rarely and that’s when “I’m not left enough”. But in those cases they tend to be of an authoritarian bend, which I’m not. I’m an individualist but not solely that either. Moderation in most things, but I’m a bear when it comes to human rights.

I only get it “from the left” rarely and that’s when “I’m not left enough”. But in those cases they tend to be of an authoritarian bend, which I’m not. I’m an individualist but not solely that either. Moderation in most things, but I’m a bear when it comes to human rights.

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I grew up with a Methodist upbringing. Mom’s basically “green” before green was a thing and my grandmother was into Joseph Campbell and had crushes on famous engineers in history. In any case, I liked the church I grew up in. I’d characterize it as “basically humanism”.

What we called “Crazy Christians”, such as we saw on TV, didn’t seem real to me.

I thought it was a big TV hoax – a fun thing and everybody was in on the humor.

I didn’t meet my first genuine “right wing Christian” until I was 21 years old, despite lots of travel and exposure to folks.

I probably didn’t notice.

I still find it hard to take them “as Christians”.

For myself, I consider myself agnostic. Safer that way.

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“Leftist” Christians rarely politicize their faith. That’s the difference.

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You’ll hear a basic prayer, mentions of God now and again, but it’s basically tame humanism with a twist.
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