asked 128 socially active churchgoers this question: What if there were no God?I don't know if "fear" and "conjure" are the right words (could you imagine more deprecating terms?). I'd say, "if there is no God, the world is empty, doomed to be lifeless, and devoid of reasons to live." That should be obvious. It logically follows.
Liberals, on the other hand, envision a world without God as barren, lifeless, devoid of color and reasons to live.
“Liberals see their faith as something that fills them up and, without it, they conjure up metaphors of emptiness, depletion and scarcity”
Of course, they continue to misunderstand "religion":
'liberals worry about a world without deep feelings and intense experiences"True Biblical faith is not about feelings and experiences. I'm going to keep saying that...
I'm not sure who the conservatives were that they found, probably post-mils (apologies to my post-mil brothers... although, quit it!)
"Political conservatives envision a world without God in which baser human impulses go unchecked, social institutions (marriage, government, family) fall apart and chaos ensues"That's not a world without God, that's the world! Right now! A world that has rejected God, yes, but that is our natural state... Maybe our rebellion was a little more muted in the past, maybe. But, in some ways, I prefer our rebellion out in the open. False Christians are the hardest people to reach...