Wow! I see my former topic “Pro-truth alliance” managed to get spun off the rails and shut down before I even got a chance to try to corral back to topic or even say anything summarily. I do take responsibility for how political the topic was even from the get-go, which alone may have given the moderators pause. But I don’t think it is profitable (within our U.S. arena anyway) to always be ignoring the elephant in our room that gives so much context and foundation for creationist issues held so near and dear here.
Let me just say to further clarify my earlier quote of a talk-show host: “Reality has a well-known liberal bias”. My response to that is as follows: where reality actually does have a liberal bias, I want to be a liberal. Where reality has a conservative bias, I want to be a conservative. In short, this isn’t about left or right for me, but about truth. And if one of those sides abdicates its responsibility to attend to truth, then I bid it a sad farewell as I will not, as a Christian, make a defense of falsehoods just for the sake of attempting non-partisanship. We all need to become truth-leaning partisans even while we disagree on exactly what those truths are. And that was my whole point in the last thread – not to open up specific debates about murder or abortion; very worthy and important subjects as they are, but not subjects for this thread or even apparently this site. Granted, nor are red and blue politics which I did launch with. But I did so because that was the context for the provocative article sited.
If the mods want to shut this down immediately too given that it is my shameless extension of the prior offending thread, I certainly understand. Or perhaps we can actually navigate this minefield and actually discuss the larger issues of Truth and the messiness of weird political alliances that might be enlisted for that “cause”, ill-defined as it is.
As a final summary thought (in case this thread is disallowed) I’ll just add this: I think there is a good answer to give to Paul’s somewhat rhetorical question “What do believers and unbelievers have in common?” (in 2 Corinthians 6) which he goes on to use as a call for separation. The obvious answer which probably did not need stating in Paul’s time but needs saying now is: Reality. Both believers and unbelievers, left and right, Jew and Greek, saints and sinners all have at least God’s physical creation in common, and it is best if we do not forget that.