Friday, June 27, 2008

Religious Fundamentalism

It can be taken to an extreme but if you don't take things as they literally are then a book is useless especially a holy book.

Basically this is the discussion that sparked this debate:

I think that religious fundamentalism in its many forms is a horribly destructive force on society. It promotes hatred, oppression, ignorance, and war. I think to go into examples here would be asking for trouble though.

fun‧da‧men‧tal‧ism  /ˌfʌndəˈmɛntlˌɪzəm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
(sometimes initial capital letter) a movement in American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century in reaction to modernism and that stresses the infallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record, holding as essential to Christian faith belief in such doctrines as the creation of the world, the virgin birth, physical resurrection, atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and the Second Coming.


So basically those who feel parts of the bible are literal promote hatred, oppression, ignorance, and war.

I doubt that's the case, i think it depends on what kind of Christian you are but i think that the christian Bible, interpreted literally, does promote alot of problems.

I do think though that the right christians will rise above the hatred and that the vast majority will be good.

It's those evangalests i'm worried about

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