Posts Tagged ‘Fundamentalist Christianity’

HT:Joel When I was in Standard Three (equivalent to third grade in the U.S.), we were studying the biblical story of Cain and Abel. According to the lesson, Cain went to a land called Nod after he killed his brother. He got married and had a son called Enoch. Trying to understand the story better, […]

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In a story that could have come from the archives of Dimension X, the Guardian reports reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim. Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action […]

  In most of everyday life we understand how groups work. We understand that if two entities are in the same group, each is not necessarily in all the same groups as the other. In a bowl of apples, all are in the group “apples,” but only some are in the group “green apples” or […]

The gravest threat we face from terrorism, as the killings in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik underscore, comes not from the Islamic world but the radical Christian right and the secular fundamentalists who propagate the bigoted, hateful caricatures of observant Muslims and those defined as our internal enemies. The caricature and fear are spread as […]

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It is obvious that the term “Fundamentalist” will never recover its proper usage. Neither can we distinguish between a theological Fundamentalist and an idealogical fundamentalist by calling one a Fundamentalist and the other a fundamentalist, thus distinguishing them by the “F/f.” On Joel’s blog I said, I once naively thought that the term “Fundamentalist” could […]

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In my mind Historic Fundamentalism as a movement was a good thing.  Sure, there were probably excesses.  Human are normally people who go to extremes in almost everything they do.  The goal and the purpose seems to have been honorable, however. What went wrong? Why is fundamentalism now distrusted and maligned? Why is “fundamentalist” synonymous […]

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Hudson, in Religion in America notes that fundamentalism had many moderates at the first.  Later, he states, there arose militant fundamentalists who sought to take over denominations, and were prepared to fight for what they held to be true. Hudson does not seem to speak of any fundamentalist with favor, but these are certainly not […]

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A the top of the Biblioblog top 50 is Jim West.  I happen to think that Jim is an intelligent and nice guy.  We’ve had a few good exchanges, and I hope to read his book on Zwingli when it is released.  Sadly, Jim has an issue with Fundamentalists and is myopic in that he […]

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Image via Wikipedia Yes, that’s right.  A hyper-Fundamentalist study Bible has a note declaring Santa to be a Satanic creature who is “a uni-sex freak”. Just look at his picture here.  Don’t you see the lecherous gleam in the ole rascal’s eye? Neither do I. Courtesy of Stuff Fundies Like. This is sad.  It is […]