How to know you are a Fundamentalist

How to know you are a Fundamentalist

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Skeptic

Ava, MO

#1 Sep 19, 2012
1. You deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
2. You laugh at polytheists who believe in many gods but have no problem believing the the trinity of the God Head.
3.You feel dehumanized and insulted when scientists say we evolved from other life forms but no problem in believing God made man from dirt.
4.You believe the entire population of the earth except those who share your beliefs will burn in hell forever. Then include other sects of your own slightly different belief in the hell bound group.
5. You laugh at Hindus who deify humans and the early Greeks who say the gods slept with human women but have no problem with the Holy Spirit impregnating Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed came back to life and then ascending into the sky.
6. While modern science, physics, biology and geology fails to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling on the floor speaking in tongues is all the proof you need.

A yes to three or more of these questions and you may be a Fundamentalist.
mvp

Belle, MO

#2 Sep 19, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
1. You deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
2. You laugh at polytheists who believe in many gods but have no problem believing the the trinity of the God Head.
3.You feel dehumanized and insulted when scientists say we evolved from other life forms but no problem in believing God made man from dirt.
4.You believe the entire population of the earth except those who share your beliefs will burn in hell forever. Then include other sects of your own slightly different belief in the hell bound group.
5. You laugh at Hindus who deify humans and the early Greeks who say the gods slept with human women but have no problem with the Holy Spirit impregnating Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed came back to life and then ascending into the sky.
6. While modern science, physics, biology and geology fails to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling on the floor speaking in tongues is all the proof you need.
A yes to three or more of these questions and you may be a Fundamentalist.
Ouch!! The truth hurts!!!
The Mentalist

Rockaway Beach, MO

#3 Oct 7, 2012
Where's the fun in fundamentalist?
well

Hollister, MO

#4 Oct 8, 2012
Now, Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God...Romans 10:17
mvp

Belle, MO

#5 Oct 8, 2012
The Mentalist wrote:
Where's the fun in fundamentalist?
I think we need to put the "fun" back into fundamentalist. Get them all together and act all serious and then tell them all the crap they believe was made up to control them. Most will see the light for the first time and spend time doing more important activities and less praying and hand wringing and whining about what losers they are.

Fun da mentalist. Makes sense to me. Or, I think the owners of the fundamentalist business think is is moer like Fund a mentalist. And the mentalist controls your tiny, weak brain and gets all your funds.
AlienLifeForm

Ava, MO

#6 Oct 9, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
A yes to three or more of these questions and you may be a Fundamentalist.
Or you may be a skeptic who refuses to engage in real thought. It's ok. I know this is pretty much just a self-congratulatory-boy-aren't -we-smart thread. So by all means, enjoy your shallow rhetorical exposition of theological & historical concepts to which you give little heed or analysis...

booyah
scared of the devil

Ozark, MO

#7 Oct 10, 2012
AlienLifeForm wrote:
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Or you may be a skeptic who refuses to engage in real thought. It's ok. I know this is pretty much just a self-congratulatory-boy-aren't -we-smart thread. So by all means, enjoy your shallow rhetorical exposition of theological & historical concepts to which you give little heed or analysis...
booyah
I agree, they are shallow and think they are so smart. How many of them do you suppose have actually read the writings of Doctor Reverent Harold Camping on rapture science, or of Doctor Kent Hovind about the early days after creation before the flood when man and dinosaurs coexisted, or the fine research work done at the Institute for Creation Research, or all the money being spent to get creationism back in schools to replace evolutionary biology?

We need to put more faith the God of Abraham, not the distortion of Islam nor the false beliefs of the Hindu or Buddhists and countless others.

What the Bible says is what it means, literally. God made man, the earth, and the firmament with the stars in it 9,000 years ago. None of this nonsense about tribes of hunter gatherer societies 10,000 or more years ago, let alone talk of hundreds of thousands or millions of years ago.

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle had the science right and we haven't learned anything since in that area. Well, except that they had the wrong gods. It was much later that we learned about the many desert false gods and the one true builder of mankind, Abraham's one and only God. Then we still didn't get it right until Martin Luther opened the can of worms and we went from one Christianity to somewhere around 35,000 different Christianity belief systems. Then later found the true one Evangelic,Southern Baptistism, God's choice and Jesus agrees, Mary has nothing to say about the decision process.

Those who say any comfort blanket will do when we need a blanket are just wrong. Everyone needs fundamentalism, our brand.
Jack

Belle, MO

#8 Oct 10, 2012
scared of the devil wrote:
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I agree, they are shallow and think they are so smart. How many of them do you suppose have actually read the writings of Doctor Reverent Harold Camping on rapture science, or of Doctor Kent Hovind about the early days after creation before the flood when man and dinosaurs coexisted, or the fine research work done at the Institute for Creation Research, or all the money being spent to get creationism back in schools to replace evolutionary biology?
We need to put more faith the God of Abraham, not the distortion of Islam nor the false beliefs of the Hindu or Buddhists and countless others.
What the Bible says is what it means, literally. God made man, the earth, and the firmament with the stars in it 9,000 years ago. None of this nonsense about tribes of hunter gatherer societies 10,000 or more years ago, let alone talk of hundreds of thousands or millions of years ago.
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle had the science right and we haven't learned anything since in that area. Well, except that they had the wrong gods. It was much later that we learned about the many desert false gods and the one true builder of mankind, Abraham's one and only God. Then we still didn't get it right until Martin Luther opened the can of worms and we went from one Christianity to somewhere around 35,000 different Christianity belief systems. Then later found the true one Evangelic,Southern Baptistism, God's choice and Jesus agrees, Mary has nothing to say about the decision process.
Those who say any comfort blanket will do when we need a blanket are just wrong. Everyone needs fundamentalism, our brand.
I wish I could find the valid survey that was done fairly recently. Bible literacy was the topic of the survey. Those to proclaimed to be Christians were compared to those who claimed to be atheists. The bible literacy of both groups was the subject of the fairly detailed survey. Guess what? Well you are right. Atheists had a immensely deeper understanding of the bible and christianity than professed Christians. Noo surprise to me. By the way, atheists are also more moral than Christians but that would surprise no one, expecially Christians.

See if you can find the survey on the web. I will look later. Here is another short article that is "true!"
Jack

Belle, MO

#9 Oct 10, 2012
http://mereatheism.com/

Oops, even atheists forget to paste!!! Guess we are not perfect after all.
KnowitAll UnknownWriter

Ozark, MO

#10 Oct 10, 2012
Tnx Jack. You are up early. Welfare check coming today? Going shopping?
Old Hippy

Branson, MO

#11 Oct 10, 2012
Wow.... I am always amazed at how easy we find it to find fault in others. We say "I am a Christian!" and follow that up with what others are doing wrong. I have a hard enough time keeping myself going in the direction that I feel is right for me, I don't have time to pick apart others and I don't have the want to tell someone that what they feel are their "core beliefs" are wrong. I'm happy that they have "found their way" is it my way? No, is it hurting me? No, does it bother you? Well, maybe that's something you need to think about.......
Just a thought
KnowitAll UnknownWriter

Ozark, MO

#12 Oct 10, 2012
A grieving old lady came to me for comfort recently. As she explained "he is now with Jesus and he is waiting for me"(her).

I smiled in silence and patted her shoulder as she thought some in silence then added "that's all we have". And I nodded in agreement.

I would never take that away from them. Religion has real value but we can't let those who would buy politicians to change laws and go backwards to a world of superstition and ignorance like the Muslim Fundamentalists are trying to do.
KnowitAll UnknownWriter

Ozark, MO

#13 Oct 10, 2012
I see on Politix discussion 1/5th or 20% of US population have no religion.
Isn't that the same figure 20% of the population that is college educated?
Next question is could that be a coincidence?
I know several higher caliber preachers and priests who are college educated and are really good at comforting believers and are capable of holding two divergent belief systems in their heads at the same time. IE they believe,they don't believe, but they understand the need to believe.
KnowitAll UnknownWriter

Ozark, MO

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Jack wrote:
http://mereatheism.com/
Oops, even atheists forget to paste!!! Guess we are not perfect after all.
All these years of Bible study and I missed or have forgotten Moses quote (Numbers 31:18). Sounds like good Christian fun but probably wouldn't fly with these secular laws of murder and kidnap we have in this godless legal system we are stuck with today.
SelfReflection

West Plains, MO

#15 Oct 11, 2012
AlienLifeForm wrote:
<quoted text>
Or you may be a skeptic who refuses to engage in real thought. It's ok. I know this is pretty much just a self-congratulatory-boy-aren't -we-smart thread. So by all means, enjoy your shallow rhetorical exposition of theological & historical concepts to which you give little heed or analysis...
booyah
Or you may be mirroring your own attitudes in what you think you see in others. Common occurrence in historical psychology of which we all give little heed or analysis... Check out what Freud had to say about religion, all of it.
SelfReflection

West Plains, MO

#16 Oct 11, 2012
Sola scriptura in 35,000 different interpretations. The Pope should have had Martin Luther drawn and quartered then our national religion wouldn't be so messy today.
sounds

Hollister, MO

#17 Oct 12, 2012
sounds like yalls biggest problem is.--- You have made yourself a "god", and you worship it (there is a commandment against that)
derkp

Cabool, MO

#18 Oct 12, 2012
sounds wrote:
sounds like yalls biggest problem is.--- You have made yourself a "god", and you worship it (there is a commandment against that)
Actually the first and therefore the most important commandment says, I am the the lord thy god thou shall have no gods before me. Yet fundamentalist worship jesus. In blatant disregard of the very first commandment.
Proud Fundamentalist

Belle, MO

#19 Oct 13, 2012
You make me feel so stupid. Quit it!!!!!!!!

I am gonna go beat my kids all because you heathens are making me MADDDDD! It is all your fault!!
MVPs Conscience

Hollister, MO

#20 Oct 14, 2012
derkp wrote:
<quoted text>Actually the first and therefore the most important commandment says, I am the the lord thy god thou shall have no gods before me. Yet fundamentalist worship jesus. In blatant disregard of the very first commandment.
Just a thought have you ever heard of the "Holy Trinity"?

Perhaps if you enlighten yourself you will recant your previous statement since they are all one in the same.

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