UnRight Christians

by Richard on September 25, 2004

Not all Christians are conservative or “right wing”, but you knew that. Unfortunately, not everyone does. As a tiny challenge to the notion that “Christian=conservative” I’ve set up a little aggregator at Server.com. Originally it was for my own benefit, but I don’t see any harm in inflicting it on the world. It isn’t pretty, but I’m not convinced that matters. These are the UnRight Christians.

If I’ve offended anyone by including them I humbly apologise. A comment here will have you removed in a trice with no hard feelings. Equally, anyone who wants to be in will be added right speedily. All you need is an rss feed.

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Ales Rarus
09.26.04 at 5:59 am
Parableman
09.26.04 at 12:41 pm
Ales Rarus
09.30.04 at 12:19 am
the smedley log
09.30.04 at 8:41 am

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Bene Diction 09.25.04 at 4:03 pm

Delighted. Thanks.

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Swan 09.25.04 at 4:27 pm

Something must not be working right… It just links back to your post here…

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Swan 09.25.04 at 4:28 pm

Ah, now I understand…

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Adrian Warnock 09.25.04 at 5:27 pm

Please add my blog- not being a Republican (not least because I am not an American!) I sometimes feel out of place with American Christians.

My XML feed is http://www.adrian.warnock.info/index.xml

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Funky Dung 09.25.04 at 6:02 pm

I consider myself to be in the middle. Some of my beliefs are to the right. Others are to the left. I’m so disgusted with the two-party system that I did not vote for either in 2000 and will not 2004. Please consider adding me to the Middle Ground.

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Bene Diction 09.26.04 at 1:42 am

Dr. Warnock:
I feel for you. The Blogdom seems evangelical=republicans.
You’ve shown great patience in trying to find common ground.
Those of us how have been through something similar can identify.At best we are tolerated, at worst we are riducled and shunned.
It can be disheartening, if for no other reason the pressure our American pundit friends are under to toe a political party line seems intense and not always amiable to the reality that we too are followers of Jesus Christ even if we are in other countries and don’t fit the definitions our friends find themselves forced to emulate. I don’t know if in this election year they can hear.
Maybe it will settle a bit after Novemember, but experience doesn’t make me very hopeful.

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Funky Dung 09.26.04 at 5:45 am

Will UnRight be listed as a weblog alliance on TTLB?

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Richard 09.26.04 at 7:14 am

I hadn’t planned to get it listed as an alliance, and I’m sure I should ask the bloggers it includes before doing anything like that. When I first set it up it was for my personal use. Calling it “UnRight Christian” was a little joke to myself.

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Totem to Temple 09.26.04 at 4:03 pm

I am interested in this alliance. Could you send me more information. I too am non-political, registered as unaffiliated and am so tired of Christianity = James Dobson, Pat Robertson, etc. who really have their own selfish opinions and personal interests disguised as ‘God said’ who think that Jesus came to destroy the marriage tax penality, create school vouchers, and establish Kinckade Kingdoms.

Jesus instead came to earth to be the Lamb of God to die for my sins, arise on the third day to defeat sin, death, hell, and the grave, went back to heaven, sent the Comforter down to endure us with power, and to give us the Great Commission that we were supposed to fulfill, not empower the government to do our job for us.

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BTW off the subject, It’s great to see another Christian use Wordpress and the rubrick template is a beautiful template.

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Richard 09.26.04 at 9:10 pm

I’ve said all there is to tell, really. It isn’t really an “alliance” — that suggests some form of co-operative venture. As it is, almost all of the blogs I’ve included have been entirely at my whim.
It isn’t strictly a “non-political” bunch either. If you look at Chuck Currie or the Gutless Pacifist, for example, you’ll see that they are anything but “non-political”. The name of the thing is deliberately ambiguous, ironic even. Would it help if I were to say that I almost called it “Loony Lefties” or “the Lunatic Fringe”?

I’ve been very impressed with WordPress - very easy to set up.

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Bene Diction 09.27.04 at 5:54 am

Your ‘rules’ have been respect, patience, kindness, gentleness and peacefulness, Richard.
I see someone in this comment section does have an apostolic alliance thing going with some rules.
Maybe your aggregator is just so simple and rule free, it’s going right over our heads.:^)

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Funky Dung 09.30.04 at 12:16 am

I tried using the mail form to no avail. I’ll try putting my RSS URL here.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AlesRarus
or
http://alesrarus.funkydung.com/alesrarus.xml

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h2 09.30.04 at 5:24 am

“Your ideas intrigue me, and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.”
-Homer Simpson

But seriously, I am an unright Christian with a blog. It’s not always faith and politics, but I do have views on both subjects (this post, for instance). I’d love to be included in your aggregator, if you don’t mind; my rss feed is http://h.2.home.att.net/tsl.rss

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Heather 06.02.05 at 1:35 pm

So pleased to see other non right wing Christians!

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Andrea 03.15.06 at 4:23 am

Hi. I just wanted to spread the word on another “unright” evangelical Christian. He is a professor at Wheaton College named Lindy Scott who is running for congress in the 6th district in Illinois as a democrat in the democratic primary.
He is gaining ground despite the fact that he has managed to raise less money and, in the beginning, less support within the party, than the two other candidates running. I think people were resistant at first because he just didnt *fit* into the stereotype but he is now running neck and neck with the other two more *typical* candidates.
This is the final stretch, the last week of the campaign and Im just trying to get the word out on this unique candidate.
Here is his website. Read the piece on cherishing life under “issues.” Its great: http://scottforcongress.net/issues.htm

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