Political Campaigning Reaches Canada's Evangelical Churches

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Jonathan Whatley, Jul 5, 2024.

  1. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    In groundbreaking move, Poilievre campaigns among evangelical Christians (David Akin, Global News, July 5, 2024)
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Things like this make me wish that Canadians were as different from Americans as they tell themselves they are.
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  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly.
  4. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    I once heard a Canadian say that the only form of Canadian Nationalism is anti-Americanism. They aren't sure what they are but they know they aren't American.

    The reality is that the US culture leaves a big imprint. I recall reading a Brit complaining that his kids were saying diapers instead of nappies. Power of US movies and TV.
  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    What is Americanizm is changing.
    There are Amerikanizms.
    Some fading away.
  6. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    According to JJ McCullough, my favorite "Can-splainer", (his term), the Canadian national identity comprises mostly "We're not the U.S." and that this identity was carefully created and fostered by the British to keep Canadians from wanting to join us.

    I'm not sure I agree entirely. Canadians are a diverse lot. French Canada surely has its own identity that has nothing to do with the U.S.

    Having spent some time in both Mexico and Canada, though, the former is a solidly "foreign" country while the latter is...awfully familiar.

    I suppose that if politics-based religion developed here it will inevitably appear in the Great White North.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    As a Northeast Corridor native, I've never been anywhere in Canada that felt more foreign to me than the Deep South of my own country. (And I don't mean that as a dig against the South.)

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