Op-Ed. Beware the ‘I’m a Conservative, but…’

(Op-ed) Understanding this tidbit from the 20th Century battle with theological liberalism will help you survive 21st Century battles with theological liberalism.

“I’m a conservative, but…”

This is how liberals begin their arguments, universally. It’s more of a law than a rule. There are few if any exceptions to it and it goes like this…

“I’m a conservative, but [let me undermine conservatism on this point…].”

Liberalism – at its heart – is an ideology devoted to subverting and undermining institutions that were built upon something other than liberalism (liberalism can’t build institutions – or anything else – so it must steal them) It, therefore, requires liberals to present themselves as something other than liberal in order to accomplish their goals of co-opting, stealing, and supplanting institutions that they can devour, exploit, and then discard.

So when you hear someone make an argument beginning with, “I’m a solid conservative/Calvinist/Capitalist/cessationist/complimentarian BUT…” and then go on to immediately undermine the doctrine for which they claim to be “solid” you will know immediately that their strategy betrays their intentions.

Politically, organizations like The Lincoln Project exemplify this technique as they preach, “We are good, solid Republicans, but we want you to vote Democrat this election.”

Theologically, organizations like The Gospel Coalition, various Southern Baptist entities and seminaries, and 9Marx all do the same as they preach, “We are good, solid conservatives, but Social Religion has a lot of fine points about it.”

So when you hear, “I’m a conservative, BUT…” let it be like a bombing raid siren in your mind. Because you’re being attacked.

~ JD Hall



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2 thoughts on “Op-Ed. Beware the ‘I’m a Conservative, but…’

  1. Doesn’t classic liberalism, which focuses on civil liberties, actually have a lot in common that’s what we now call conservatism? I find today’s so-called “liberals” more Marxists or fascists than anything, whether they know it or not.

  2. Yes, this “I’m a conservative” shtick is the stock and trade over at SBC (Woke) Voices. Dave Miller especially. I’ve never seen a group of people talk out of both sides of their mouth with such a lack of self-awareness.

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