David Brooks tried on PBS last night. Maybe the evangelical side of the Republican Party is a turn off to both the Asian Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Muslims, and moderate Christians?
Do you see Christians killing ourself like the Muslim sects are doing today, do you ?
Kind of a turn off.. dont you think
No wonder Christianity +2 BIllion and still growing...
The World Evangelical Alliance is "a network of churches in 128 nations that have each formed an evangelical alliance and over 100 international organizations joining together to give a worldwide identity, voice and platform" to an estimated more than 600 million evangelical Christians.
Catholic Church membership (both lay and clerical) in 2007 was 1.147 billion people, having increased from 437 million in 1950 and 654 million in 1970
On 31 December 2011, membership was 1.196 billion, an increase of 11.54% over the same date in 2000, which was only slightly greater than the rate of increase of the world population (10.77%). The increase was 33.02% in Africa, but only 1.17% in Europe. It was 15.91% in Asia, 11.39% in Oceania and 10.93% in the Americas. As a result, Catholics were 17.77% of the total population in Africa, 63.10% in the Americas, 3.05% in Asia, 39.97% in Europe, 26.21% in Oceania and 17.09% of the world population.
I am Asian Indian and there are many things that turn me ( and my friends) off about the republican parties
* Failure to acknowledge Science : Environmental issues ( global warming ) , refusing to accept Darwin's theory ( yes in south they try to portray Darwin's theory just as a theory and believe that Adam and Eve are the real ancestors). I am not an Al Gore fan but accept the reality and let us go from there
* Spinning our world relation: The hawkish republican party ( neocons) is very jingoistic and spins there world relations to an extreme. Comments like “They hate us for our Freedom” is an utter nonsense
* Fiscal irresponsibility : While one would think that Republicans would be fiscal conservatives, that is not entirely true. Bill Clinton was the last president to balance the budget and Bush left with a depression in site. Military spending: Republicans talk about deficit yet they spend the most on military and they use jingoistic slogans ( see above) to justify themselves.
Big Business spin: Hey I am all for free enterprise but
So all I am saying that I am fiscal conservative and a social liberal and I do not see the republican party actually being either.
Thomas, you seem to be confusing evangelicals with Christianity as a whole. I'm not even sure why you're lumping in Catholics in with them but whatever floats your boat. I really only mentioned Muslims because of the Indonesians in the population. I'm not even sure what the Indonesian American population is in the US.
@Mel, that just then begs the question why there wasn't any Republican outreach. Frankly for the ABI and ABCs, I'd say that our parents vote Republican (mainly due to anti-communism sentiment) but that the Gen 1.5/Gen 2 are trending Democrat (and yes, you can try to shoehorn in your "facts" on how those of us with graduate degrees somehow didn't cover econ or history in college/grad school--As if rural Deep South white voters w/o high school degrees are somehow mysteriously better educated on econ or history).
"Moral Authority"? That's usually derived as an inherent contract of society to provide mutual support and infrastructure for each other. If you have problems with a military, police, firefighters, highways, schools, feel free to go to a place where people aren't "cattle".
I'm intrigued by the notion that Democrats who vote are cattle. What are you? Are you swallowing the notion that whites are genetically superior? That dinosaurs roamed the earth with mankind? That starting two wars and cutting taxes was fiscally responsible? That a blastocyte is a human being? It's more scary to think that you put thought into these positions and think that they are reasonable.