What’s going down on fundie websites?

January 14, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More

This collection is a bit too painful to read at length, actually. 

If you ever doubt that fundamentalism is destructive to a healthy intellect, visit this collection and read a few entries. If you want to see the original entries, the links are waiting for you. 

And in case anyone is concerned that I’m claiming that these comments are representative of all Christians, I am not.

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  1. Alison says:

    No, they're certainly not representative of most Christians, but they are representative of the type that's highly vocal and vehement in their desires to force everyone else to do things their way. It also seems to me that they were expressing these ideas in the context of blogs or forums where their ideas were predominant, so they would feel more free to express themselves this way. (Mob mentality!) Fortunately, not only do most of the Christians I've ever met not talk like this, but don't come out and express this kind of view in mixed company.

    The thing that bothers me is that the bible, along with other religious texts, provide support and encouragement for this type of attitude. If you go to most churches, you'll hear sermons that are positive, and an environment that is friendly and welcoming – they cherry pick the text, and interpret it to support a positive message. It's just as easy, though, to use the text to inspire fear, distrust, hatred, and create a community of people who wish ill upon outsiders. The more dependent a religion is upon its ancient text, the more likely it is that you'll find its followers to be very scary people.

  2. Dan Klarmann says:

    One quote provided us with this:

    "The Fact the Earth is Flat is not my opinion, it is a Proved Fact! While all we need to know is that the Bible says the Earth is flat (Is.40:22, Ez.7:2, Dn.2:35; 4:10-11,20, Mt.4:8)"

    and

    "Also, be sure to know the Sun and Moon are about 3,000 miles away are both 32 miles across. The Planets are 'tiny.' Sun and Moon do Move, earth does NOT move, whirl, spin or gyrate (1 Sam.2:8, 1 Chr.16:30; Job 9:6, 38:4-6; Ps.96:10, 104:5, Is.13:10, Mic.6:2)"

    Go to bible.cc (this link is to one of the Daniel lines) to find the verses to confirm that the bible does indeed repeatedly and across most translations prove that the world is flat, the entire heavens close by, and the Earth stationary.

    I initially wondered why you linked to search engine archives. Then I found that many original sources had been pulled. Like endgathering.com that (I suspect) was stripped when the world didn't actually end in 2007 as their readings proved.

    And KJBChurch.com openly says that it is only for those seeking the truth, and no one looking outside the King James Bible for truth should be listened to or have posts accepted. They've stealthed their forum.

  3. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    A lot of American Christians (I am guessing a great majority) have never read the KJ Concordance Bible in its entirety, and it is a good bet they have never read the Koran, the book of Mormon, or even "The Voyage of the Beagle". Yet they all feel qualified to comment on the validty fo the Bible and show their failure to understand a simple fact.

    The religions of Christianity, Judeism, and Islam are all rooted in the Old testament. The Arabic word for "God" is "Allah" and the Hebrew word is Yahweh ( of course English, Arabic and Hebrew all use different alphabets.)

    It all reminds me of the bit in Gulliver's Travels about Lilliput being at war with the neighboring island, all because they disagreed which end of a boiled egg should be cracked first. Fundamentalism in Judeo-Christian/Moslem beliefs is not about religion at all, but about using the church as a political entity to empower the leader of the church.

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