Beliefs of a libertarian Christian in less than 400 words.Submitted by freeVirginia on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 20:00
Disclaimer up front: libertarian is the adjective and Christian is the noun.
I believe in the Apostle's Creed, either traditional or ecumenical versions. Additionally I believe God is the sustainer of the universe; no God, no universe.
As God gave man free will, I believe God intends for man to be libertarian. Giving man the ability to accept or reject God is the ultimate in liberty.
I believe that the Christian Bible is the inspired word of God.
I believe that atheists and agnostics can be as moral as any Christian.
I agree with at least 95% of Ron Paul's books, "Liberty Defined" and "End the Fed". I agree with at least 95% of Judge Napolitano's books, "A Nation of Sheep", "Lies the Government told You", and "It is Dangerous to Be Right when the Government is Wrong".
I believe that all laws must agree with Natural Law; as St. Augustine said "An unjust law is is no law at all."
I believe the Constitution and Bill of Rights are the law of this land and that any subsequent federal law not required by those documents is invalid.
I believe in the sanctity of human life, in utero and on death row.
I believe all wars involving the U.S. since 1850 have been immoral.
I believe in the Zero Agression Principle; that is, violence of any type (if used) should only be used in defense.
I believe most American Christians wouldn't know a "just war" if they saw it.
I believe more government always means less freedom and liberty.
I believe if "justice" is the solution, then "judgment" is on the table; they are inseparable. I believe only God's judgment is always just.
I believe you cannot successfully legislate morality. Attempts to legislate morals with regards to sex, alcohol, and drugs will invaribly fail.
I believe that I can't be good enough to get into heaven.
I believe that God will forgive me if some of my beliefs are wrong.
And finally, I believe Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the greatest Christian guitarists of all time.