Hippies like us
Have you ever noticed that Libertarians seem to often be either very left wing - or very right wing?
Paul and I have often commented upon how often "hippies" and Christians find themselves on the same side of things for entirely different reasons. Like the midwife I consulted with (in case of a miracle) - she was a midwife with an acupuncturist/herbologist husband - your standard earth-mother. She smiled with approval that I would refuse to undergo invasive testing to identify if my hypothetical child would be in some way sub-standard, and that I would refuse abortion no matter what. I knew we were on the same page.
I noticed back in my homeschool days, because I homeschooled through a public school district rather than independently, that the homeschool families were fairly evenly divided between Christians and "hippie types".And now I submit to you this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080904/sc_livescience/outtherepeoplewholivewithouttv&printer=1;_ylt=ApngikWXaCXaNi1ynJ0rcuuzvtEF
(Oh, and through all of this understand the term "hippie" to be a loose term, not necessarily implying pot smoking, tie-die, and the Grateful Dead - or anything derogatory at all- but in the same sense as referred to in the above link.)
Oh, and also by the way. I'm doing an experiment where I try cross-posting to both of my blogs, to simplify things for friends on Blogger, 'cause I noticed you can't track a LiveJournal blog on Blogger - unless you can and I'm just too stupid to figure it out.