Many liberal social media groups that I comment on and am in agreement with on many issues over the past decade are now getting their panties in a twist when I bring up even the slightest descent.
In an effort to be like the Republicans were in the 80's and 90's many liberals are wanting solidarity. They feel they have science on their side but this comes with a cost, especially to the theories they espouse. They are over-stepping their beliefs and reasonable discussions of said theories are blatantly put down.
One particular belief that is common in Liberal circles is that Jesus would support The Affordable Care Act. This is such a silly argument and one I espoused until I thought a bit deeper on the topic. This argument is put forth with the certainty of a scientific fact. It is a ridiculous assumption to posit that Jesus would support a government interventionist approach to the US health care problem.
Let me state clearly that I am whole heartedly in favor of government intervention in social welfare and healthcare because it is best for our society both economically and from a human capital position. My position is also backed up by a lot of research on how social factors influence health, how our economic system creates the high costs of medical treatment, and how they negatively affect minorities at higher rates; where as the Jesus argument is entirely based on the interpretation of a manuscript written in 325 AD, and years after the death of Jesus. That said, I do think other arguments that use Jesus' position on violence are valid. It is abundantly clear he did not advocate violence and much has been written about his position. However, I am not so certain that the story of him healing the blind and giving out food is clear outright support for a government providing health care and social services for its people.
I think liberals enter dangerous waters when they move into these kind of tactics and personally I find this type of argumentative style very off putting.