Not to get too political, but this IS an actual socio-religious issue.
Firstly, by liberal and conservative, I DO NOT mean it in the political or economic senses. I mean it in the social and religious sense.
I hope nobody gets angered by my opinion, but I view Jesus as the “relatively liberal one” while the Pharisees were the “more conservative ones”. The Pharisees thought that they were better than the rest because they “followed tradition and traditional social norms”… they felt like they had the right to “condemn” others for not following traditions like the Sabbath, yet the Pharisees were the ones who, of all people, rejected Jesus because He preferred to be compassionate for His people rather than condemn them for not following traditions.
I’m sorry, but the image loud conservatives are giving me are that they prefer to condemn others like how the Pharisees approached sinners, rather than to actually reach out and help like Jesus did. They may cite everything from the Bible, and yet it seems as if they can’t follow the greatest commandment which is to Love as Jesus Loved Us. I understand that some may say that it is to warn others by informing them harshly, but that’s not what Jesus used all the time. In fact, Jesus reached down to sinners and healed people more than he used a harsh tone on people.
I may be wrong, perhaps the examples I gave were only about the “loud conservatives”, I am not saying all conservatives are like that, but without further ado, please reply, because I’d be willing to see people’s points of view. On the other hand, I am not siding with liberalism either. I believe there should be a balance of following sacred traditional rules and showing tolerance and compassion for others.