Fundies really do say the darndest things

March 29, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

It’s enough to make Jesus depressed.   I just learned of a site called Fundies Say the Darndest Things.

Image: Randy OHC at Flickr (Creative Commons)

Image by Randy OHC at Flickr (Creative Commons)

This is your one-stop shop for finding “an archive of the most hilarious, bizarre, ignorant, bigoted, and terrifying quotes from fundies all over the internet.”  The bad science is reason enough to visit the site, at least until you are sufficiently depressed at hearing such nonsense.  It’s pretty amazing stuff. Consider, too, the 100 all-time most ignorant and offensive fundamentalist quotes. Each on of them is taken from a fundie website and includes the link to the original (consider Rapture Ready, for example).

Consider watching FSTDT’s reenactment of some of the quotes at youtube (warning: some coarse language). All of this will leave you shaking your head wondering how people can be so pompously ignorant.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. In the middle of a discussion about government imposed quota on catching herring (meant to maintain the viability of that segment of the fishing industry) a fisherman from Urk was asked on national news what he thought of the quota. He said: "God puts fish in the sea so we can get it out. Nothing else matters". The quota were in his belief a meddling with God's plan.

    Good stewardship anyone?

  2. Larry says:

    (found this on the web just now – larry)


    Congratulations! You are now fulfilling the Bible which says "Come now, and let us repeat together."

    Be sure to repeat what Walvoord, Lindsey, LaHaye, Ice etc. repeat what their own teachers repeat what their own teachers repeat etc. etc. etc.!

    Repeat that Christ's return is imminent because we're told to "watch" (Matt. 24, 25) for it. So is the "day of God" (II Pet. 3:12) – which you admit is at least 1000 years ahead – also imminent because we're told to be "looking for" it?

    Also repeat the pretrib myths about the "Jewish wedding stages" and "Jewish feasts" (where's your "church/Israel dichotomy" now?) even though Christ and Paul knew nothing about a "pretrib stage" and neither did any official theological creed or organized church before 1830!

    You should read "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" on the "Powered by Christ Ministries" site to find out why you shouldn't repeat everything your pretrib teachers repeat.

    Do I have to repeat this?

  3. Interesting article. I think everyone says things that are funny. I don’t think one group has the monopoly on that. All we need to do is listen to ourselves. We can find humor in everything.

  4. grumpypilgrim says:

    Further to the comment above about herring fishing, I just finished reading “The Fever of 1721,” by Stephen Coss. The book describes the efforts of one doctor and a handful of his supporters in Boston to convince their fellow citizens to be innoculated against small pox. The notion of innoculation was very radical at the time. Since it consisted of deliberately infecting healthy people with a potentially lethal disease, there was universal skepticism, with some opponents even equating it with attempted murder. But, more to the above point, some questioned whether innoculation, if successful, might be contrary to God’s will. They “reasoned” that if God wanted to kill people with horrible diseases, then maybe innoculation was a sin. We might shake our heads now, but at that time many States outlawed innoculation for no better reason. Remember, this was only three decades after the Salem witch trials — many Americans were still cripled with superstition. Many still are.

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