Surely only theocons would dare support Benedict

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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Michael Drew
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    But E.D., without the Christianist label, Sullivan would be unable to make sentences like this make sense:

    Surely we can all assent to the notion that a Christian militia of the type now accused of planning domestic terrorism is not Christian.

    Do you not share that concern?Report

  2. Avatar Jason Kuznicki
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    I am not a Christian, but I have often thought that if the divinity of Jesus somehow became apparent to me, I would find myself forced to practice a religion very different from any that I am now aware of.Report

  3. Avatar Rufus F.
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    I tend to think of myself as a philosophical, but not a theological, Christian.

    I do think that “theocon” is unhelpful, mostly because it’s not clear to me if it means “theologically conservative”- conservative about theology- or “theological conservative”- a political conservative who gets there by theology. Those strike me as different things.Report

    • Avatar BCChase in reply to Rufus F.
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      My understanding of “theocon” in regards to social politics was always the latter definition – someone who’s conservative political views, especially the social ones, are derived from their faith. Of course, there is often overlap, hence the confusion.Report

      • Avatar Rufus F. in reply to BCChase
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        Okay, so that makes sense. Theocons are religiously-motivated conservatives. Neocons are former liberals who are newly conservative. Leocons would be conservatives who were born between July 23 and August 22. And Banditocons would be conservatives with exaggerated Mexican accents.Report

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