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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
by ABSOLUTEs April 28, 2011
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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?'
by Dagill August 19, 2009
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Someone who thinks that killing an unborn child is free choice, but killing a convicted murderer or a child rapist is "insensitive".

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 leads to the destruction of freedom. Examples: The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, The People's Republic of China, etc.

Someone who believes in equal economic outcome (an aspect of socialism) instead of inequality based on what you earned (an aspect of capitalism).

Someone who blindly believes that the government would never do anything to hinder the freedoms of people no matter how much power it is given and the government is the solution to all economic and social problems because they actually know what's best for you, not the individual. Remember, Big Brother is here to help you, not hurt you.

There are of course many other things that you must blindly believe in order to be a liberal in the modern political American aspect of the word. Regardless of what history teaches us about government control in people's lives.
Conservative: Doesn't history show us that too much government control, even with good intentions, leads to inevitable destruction of freedom?

Liberal: That's only because the wrong people were in power

Conservative: What makes modern American liberals so different?

Liberal: Because WE have the best interest of the people on our minds.

Conservative: That's what every oppressive government in history said when they eliminated freedoms for the sake of the "common good"

Liberal: But we're different! We're not eliminating freedom, but eliminating people's choice to make wrong decisions.

Conservative: So who decides what's "best for the people", the government? How does that make you different than a socialist?

Liberal: WE JUST ARE! You're a racist! And a Bigot! And you don't care about anybody but the super rich!

Conservative: Why? Because I don't want the government to have complete control in people's lives? But instead give the people the right to prosper if they choose, or to not if they choose?

Liberal: Just shut up! You're an ignorant, Christian, redneck, homophobe!

Conservative: My point exactly.
by Ethan Daigle April 21, 2008
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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?
by TheOrtonRevolution November 22, 2010
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people who think that people who work hard don't deserve their hard-earned money, and that instead it should go in the hands of those who don't do shit.

i.e.; instead of teaching a man to fish, you just give a man a fish. thus the man leeches off the hard-working fisherman instead of catching his own fish, thus preventing economic growth for all.

This example, stated by Jesus Christ, proves that he was a conservative. Liberals who say that Jesus was a liberal are full of shit because Jesus isn't pro-choice.
Because of the damn liberals at my college, I pay full tuition at my college to be a good student while my roommates smoke weed all the time on a full ride.

or

Because all the damn liberals voted for Obama, our country is headed for a complete shit hole all for the sake of a "get out of racism free" card.
by varwa March 02, 2010
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U.S.
Pejorative and dismissive term used by self titled patriots to collectively refer to all that is wrong with the world and any individual or group who does not agree with them.
Uses:
1). Euphemism: frequently applied in instances where the user would prefer to use more derogative racial, religious and class slurs but is afraid to reveal their true beliefs publicly.
2). Political: Applied to all opposing belief systems that do not priorly qualify for inclusion under the definition of pure evil. (See: Other Nations).
3). Religious: applied to groups or individuals that do not demonstratively subscribe to any or all of the holy trinity or Guns, Gold and God. (Refer: Godless Liberals).
4). Education: Applied to anyone who uses words such as demonstratively (Refer: Educated Liberal Elite).
5). Civil rights: Applied to anyone or organisation seeking to restrict the inalienable conservative right to discriminate against, deny liberty to or restrict personal freedoms of those they don’t like, disagree with or fear. (Hist: Afro Americans, Mexicans, Homosexuals).

Rest of World (See: Unamerican)
Liberal: Noun: Individual of liberal views.
Origin Middle English via old French (see: pure evil) from Latin Liberalis, from Liber meaning Free (man).
Mass Noun: Liberality: open to new ideas and free from prejudice.
Verb: Liberalise: Loosen or remove restrictions on a society, economy or political system.
Adjective: Broaden general knowledge; Generous measure or distribution.
US.
President Hussein Obama is a liberal (see uses 1 through 5).

Rest of world.
The US, England and France are liberal democracies.
by Gormful June 07, 2010
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"Liberal: a power worshipper without power"
-George Orwell
A liberal is generally someone on the "left" of the political scale...
by Aboyt April 13, 2005
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