politics & God
Since I started to read more and more about religion, I’ve seen a close relation between conservative ideology and core Christian beliefs. It seems that every conservative — Republican (http://www.gop.com/), Tea Party (http://www.teapartypatriots.org/) or other group — mentions God and/or being Christian at least once in his/her career.
One of the better examples is Sarah Palin (http://www.sarahpac.com/). On her bid for vice-president of the US (2008), she stood up as a Christian and a family woman. As a former governor of Alaska, she was able to talk about what she had done for her state, but her faith and family values were her biggest assets.
Most conservatives have little to no problem at all mentioning God or Christianity. It’s become the norm. Now this is rather strange nowadays in this nation that has become so uncomfortable about its Christian heritage.
Another good example is Sara Evans (http://www.saraevans.com/) — one of favorite country singers — who’s been fairly outspoken about her political (conservative) views and her faith.
As a matter of fact, many (if not all) country singers are Christian and have mentioned God in at least one song. Perhaps the belief in God is what make them conservative and fairly vocal about politics.
On a personal note (much too shared by conservatives), I’m proud (ironically pride being a deadly sin) to be a Christian on this godless land and a conservative (registered Republican). As I’ve mentioned before, being Christian by no means that I’m perfect yet continue to strife for that perfection.
Of course, I must point out that believing in God doesn’t make a person good. His/her heart and actions make him/her good.