a word meaning generous or a lot which comes from the latin adjective ilberalis, is, e.
he made a very liberal donation.
I think that, unlike many people posting here, I'll use rational argument to prove my points...
1. Liberals are smarter than Conservatives in general. Type in '2004 Election by IQ' into Google or some other search engine.
2. Liberals are more stable than conservatives when it comes to family and the like. In New England, the most liberal part of the country, there are 2.4 divorces per 1000 people. In Texas, there are 4.2 divorces per 1000 people. In the Bible belt, divorce is at the highest rates in the country.
3. Liberals believe in strict economic laws and loose laws dealing with personal freedoms. Abortion, DUH. If you don't want to get one, don't get it. Seriously, some radical christian families in the midwest are living in trailers with six or seven
half-starved children because they are anti-condom, anti-abortion fundamentalists who are lobbying to have the supposedly "immoral" rights outlawed. Yet they fail to realize that abortions keep mistakes from happening (rape and perverted incest) and that they are in a dogshit condition because they don't know that the average child costs about $220,000.
the average wage and marriage age in the south and bible belt is lower than those in the north, mainly california, oregona, new england, DC, washington. blue states. More blue staters have completed college than red-staters.
"The liberals from Massachusetts have long prided themselves on their emphasis on education, and it has paid off: People who stay in school longer get married at a later age, when they are more mature, are more likely to secure a better job, and job income increases with each level of formal education. As a result, Massachusetts also leads in per capita and family income while births by teenagers, as a percent of total births, was 7.4 for Massachusetts and 16.1 for Texas."
Boston Globe, or NYTimes. (don't remember)
If you find anything that contradicts this information (proof, really) post it!
5 The VILE person shall be no more called LIBERAL, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
6 For the VILE person will speak VILLANY, and his heart will work INIQUITY, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are EVIL: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8 But the LIBERAL deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
Rev. John Stott (in Basic Christianity) has said: “The great tragedy in the church today is that evangelicals are Biblical but not contemporary, while <b>liberals</b> are contemporary but NOT Biblical. We need faithfulness to the ancient word and sensitivity to the modern world.”
I think it’s important for Christians to use aspects of contemporary culture if they are serious about beginning a dialogue with NON-Christians/Liberals.
by ABSOLUTEs on Apr 8, 2011
The term varies a lot between contexts, so, to avoid looking like a dumbass], I'll stick with the ones I know.
#1: Liberal, adjective, non-political.
Stating using a large dosage of something or having mostly nonrestrictive views about issues such as sex or religion.
Example: I used a liberal amount of sugar to make those cookies. I am fairly liberal when it comes to what Church I go to. I am liberal and venturesome in the bedroom.
#2: Liberal, adjective, political.
Due to the sheer amounts of hate and propoganda floating around here, I will try to be as objective as possible.
Liberals are generally on the left side of the political spectrum. This is the same side as communists, fascists, and socialists. However, most liberals are not communists, or fascists, or socialists to any significant degree. Communism is to the far end of Liberalism. It is about the destruction of all class and property distinctions between people, like China during the Great Leap Forward. Fascism is a strong, centrist dictatorship, but is not communist. An example would be Suddam Hussein's Iraq.
See below to continue.
Socialism is the blanket term that most accurately describes what many moderate liberals believe. It is like a watered-down form of communist in it's media-presented form. However, it is not that simple. It is about the government and the people aiding one another and distributing supplies and wealth according to a system. The degree of socialism ranges strongly, from almost non-existent levels such as in ancient Rome's alimentia, which was free bread and vegetable soup to the poor. The extreme end would be Hitler's Germany, which had programs for the betterment of certain Germans. It brought the country out of WW1, but it turned essentially fascism with social security.
I think I've said enough. If you haven't figured it out already, I am a Liberal. Thats the end of part 1. I'd post more, but someone implemented limits on how long entries can be.
1. A Liberal is usually someone who falls to the left of the political spectrum i.e restricted use of guns. They also usually vote against things like the death penalty.
2. The Word liberal is in my experience used by far right people to describe people who want to at least try and protect people.
1. I belive that the death penalty is wrong for numerous reasons.
2. Far Right person 'What do you mean there should be a debate over the Iraq war? What are you some liberal commie wuss?'
Someone who thinks that killing an unborn child is free choice, but killing a convicted murderer or a child rapist is "insensitive".more...
Someone who think the government should control all aspects of life examples: Healthcare, Education, Business, personal income, and religious beliefs (So nobody can be offended).
Someone who thinks that eliminating poverty is more important than preserving economic freedom in life.
Someone who thinks that fair taxation is not fair until the people who make more money pay more than their fair share.
Someone who supports such extreme environmental regulations that drilling for oil in the US is virtually impossible, but also fight against any source of energy that actually works (Nuclear, Coal). But they can also support ethanol that takes approximately 1.5 gallons of diesel fuel to provide the power to make 1 gallon of "environmental friendly" ethanol.
They must also subsidize ethanol companies, therefore creating a money vacuum into a doomed energy policy. Which not too mention has decreased US food production and therefore has led to a worldwide increase of countries with food shortages by the way.
Someone who supports free speech as long as it doesn't contradict what they believe, then it's no longer free speech, but "hate speech."
They must also be completely ignorant of history which shows us that increase in government control ultimately lead...
A so-called "bad" thing to be before, now and probably in the future. It's been somehow turned into an attack word. What people don't realize is that no kind of progress is made without even an ounce of liberalism in your blood. Civil rights movement? Liberal from MLK Jr. Free speech/checks and balances/etc.? Liberal idea from Enlightenment thinkers. Any kind of new technology? Liberal in the sense that you want to change the existing conditions. Face it. Any kind of change, whether good or bad, is promoted by liberalism.
Ann Coulter: You can not be a liberal and be a Christian.
Conservative sitting at home: WTH am I watching?