Two quotations that cut to the heart of the matter:
"Religious people who believe in high taxes?
I though Christians thought theft was a sin? "
"I'm afraid of any group so dedicated to their own moral agenda that they try and force everyone else to live by it. It doesn't matter whether it comes from the left or the right."
On the one hand, you have Christians identifying themselves with traditional political issues, and saying that's their demarcation line for being right or left. On the other, you have Christians saying that Christianity and Christian values are a political issue and not just a religious issue. By extension, those on the Christian right want to impose their moral system, as in the point of abortion.
What I can add to the question
The Left has a religion in the sense of dogmas and deeply held beliefs. In fact, a Harvard prof was recently prevented obtaining tenure since his mostly left-wing colleagues disliked his writing in contradiction to those dogmas. The point is that they're trying to impose their beliefs and thoughts by stifling opposition. Blogger Dr Sanity has a post on denial where she mentions concerted efforts by left-wingers to pan Conservative books in an effort to limit their sales.
That's the real scary thing about the Left's religion.
I wrote about it here: http://centrerion.blogspot.com/2006/... Conservatives
I'm a centrist by the way, and you may care to see my hollering denunciation of http://centrerion.blogspot.com/2006/...euhaus-or.html
America's Catholic Terrorist Ideologue, a man President Bush chummily calls "Father Richard,"</a> Father Richard John Neuhaus. He advocates violence to "defend" Catholicism. I wrote this denunciation in the context of a reference to a New Republic article on the man, written by a former employee.
So yeah... how's about some tolerance. For all beliefs, not just religious ones.
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