This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
There Are Conservatives and There Are Conservatives
"Establishment? You must be kidding. The majority of these NR writers are hard right conservatives -- Eric Erickson, Glenn Beck, Andy McCarthy, Thomas Sowell, Cal Thomas, Katie Pavlich, Mona Charen, David Boaz, David McIntosh and Brent Bozell--none of them can be fairly described as the GOP establishment."
On TV this morning one pundit called those writers "the intellectual wing of Conservatism ." I thought that was an interesting contribution to the question of who is a conservative. Later this morning Trump responded to the criticism that he had not always been one of the intellectual conservatives but was a conservative now, and added, "just like Reagan."
With that in mind, I would like to propose that there is a type of conservative which I identify as people who grew up. Quoting St Paul who wrote "When I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man, my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things." (I Cor. 13:11 TLB)
Becoming a grownup can turn you into a legitimate conservative. (A friend of mine even said "I am voting for Trump because he is the grownup in the crowd.")