Rhetoric in America

Rhetoric in America Series-Introduction 2

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The image says Rhetoric-The Public Speaking Game. Much of what is being said in America by politicians, followers of politicians and various issues, and even Christians is like a game. Many individuals are more concerned about winning the game than they are about truth and facts.

Definition of Rhetoric
a. language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable
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Warning to Conservative Christians-Introduction

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The Rhetoric of the Far Conservative Right

The goal of this series is to challenge conservative Christians to use wisdom and not be deceived by the extremism of the far right. Extremism that is not biblical, not godly, and comes close to being Un-American. In this series I will be sharing specifically how this is happening. I am sure this series will disturb, anger, and irritate some individuals. Truth is hard to accept at times, but the truth sets people free and helps prevent deception. Sadly more and more Christians are allowing themselves to become deceived because they are letting their politics, instead of the Word of God, to guide them.

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Warning to Conservative Christians-Part One

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The Extreme Rhetoric of the Far Conservative Right

Part One-Examples of the Extreme Rhetoric of the Far Conservative Right

As Christians our faith in Christ, or relationship in Christ, our understanding of the Word of God, and actual facts should dictate our politics. However, for some Christians it appears their stand on politics is dictated by the above and emotions, feelings, social media, memes, and the end justifies the means mindset. This mindset is what creates the atmosphere for extremism, hatred, and what appears as a very bigoted approach to politics. This mindset produces extreme rhetoric that does not reflect biblical principles or reflect facts.

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Warning to Conservative Christians-Part Two

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Warning to Conservative Christians
The Rhetoric of the Far Conservative Right

Part Two-If You Are a Christian You Cannot Be a Democrat

The rhetoric of the Far Conservative Right, or even some in the Christian Conservative Right movement, insinuate individuals cannot be a Democrat and be a Christian. Or you cannot be a Christian and support anything that comes from the liberal side of politics. Continue reading “Warning to Conservative Christians-Part Two” »

Unhealthy Communication

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Unhealthy Communication

Ever since social media came out, there has been more and more unhealthy communication on the Internet. Political rhetoric and unhealthy communication seem to go together. Instead of debating in a reasonable, logical manner, invariably emotions get in the way. There is no desire to learn from another person’s experiences, to find consensus, to find solutions. Don’t dare mention ‘to find compromise’. So individuals, Americans, become more and more divided. Hate overcomes love.

The following are examples of unhealthy communication. Individuals from the Left or Right Politically, Individuals who claim to Christians have all manifested various types of unhealthy communication. Sadly, many excuse, justify, try to explain away their inappropriate communication. So division and hate increase. Hopefully some will choose to walk a different path. Continue reading “Unhealthy Communication” »

Rhetoric in America-Part One

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Muslims in America

I will share the talking points of both sides of the issue and then hopefully bring logic, reasoning, the Constitution, and Biblical principles into the discussion. For the sake of discussion I am including some of the extremes of both sides of this issue, to show the flaws of each of these extremes. Always in the midst of rhetoric there is some truths, but lies, deception. emotions, etc. are also inserted in the rhetoric. We need to focus on the truths and facts, not deception and emotions. Understand that in one article we cannot cover this topic to the fullest extent.

Anti-Muslims in America Rhetoric
This is a generalized title. The group on this side sees the potential of all Muslims being a threat to Americans. Even Muslims that are American citizens. To defend their position they demonize Islam and Muslims. Continue reading “Rhetoric in America-Part One” »

Rhetoric in America-Part Two 2

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Conservative Rhetoric and Hypocrisy

The rhetoric and hypocrisy among many Conservatives is starting to look more and more like the rhetoric and hypocrisy of liberals. (I am speaking in some generalities, but sadly they are becoming more commonplace.)

Conservatives Dislike Generalizations
Most police officers in America are doing a great job of being police officers. Conservatives get irritated when cop haters spend all their time posting about a bad cop and ignoring the fact that most police are not bad. Continue reading “Rhetoric in America-Part Two” »