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  On Leaving Fundamentalist Christianity
She is content with that explanation, not stopping to think that many non Christians that are never prayed for are helped, physically and emotionally, when put in the hands of capable professionals who use both science and experience to assist them.
Allowing a Christian to tell her that she needs to forgive her father as Jesus has forgiven her would be as evil as giving her a gun to kill herself.
Nowadays the victims are women whom the religion keeps as second-class citizens, children who are sexually assaulted by priests, pastors, and Christian leaders, and all victims of abuse--physical, sexual, or verbal--who are forced to forgive their victimizers and feel guilty for the crimes perpetrated on them.
exfundamentalist.blogspot.com   (5229 words)

  
  Fundamentalist Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Important early Christian fundamentalists included Baptist pastor William Bell Riley, the founder and president of the World Christian Fundamentals Association, who was instrumental in calling lawyer and three-time Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to act as that organization's counsel in the famous Scopes Trial.
Fundamentalists assert that Moses was the primary author of the first five books of the Old Testament.
Fundamentalists are often criticized by fellow Christians, for attaching spiritual significance to things which are indifferent in themselves, such as old-fashioned standards of clothing, hairstyles, and recreations.
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 Fundamentalist Christianity
Derivatively, a fundamentalist Christian is a Christian who holds the Bible to be infallible, historically accurate, and decisive in all issues of controversy that the Bible is believed to directly address; which was the central issue for which the Christian Fundamentalist movement has contended.
Christian fundamentalism is characterized as well by a more strict moral code compared to mainstream Protestantism, by which the fundamentalist believer seeks to distinguish himself from the world and identify himself with the community of the faithful.
The so-called Fundamentalists in view here are not the apolitical sort, but a relatively new breed which began to appear in American politics with the "Born-again" presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter, but came into its own with the rise of the Moral Majority under the leadership of the Fundamentalist preacher and lawyer, Jerry Falwell.
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 Fundamentalist Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fundamentalists often see secular humanism to be a mortal enemy and work of Satan to deceive society from the true Militancy not of a martial kind but vocal stridency in prosecuting the fundamentalist war against among Christians has been a connotation of Fundamentalism throughout the history of the movement.
For this reason the term Fundamentalist is sometimes used negatively to imply backward approach to modernity a low view of the Christian or a minimalist conception of the Christian In reverse Fundamentalist Christians refer to their liberal opponents as Modernists or Liberals with rough equivalence.
Christian Fundamentalists argued that the Bible must accepted as the literal word of God not only in its religious or moral but also in its scientific and historical A typical fundamentalist approach to the Bible is a "literal where possible" framework interpretation.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Fundamentalist Christianity -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many other fundamentalists, however, insist that the Bible should instead be interpreted as the original readers would have interpreted it - literally where the context makes it literal, as in the gospels, and figuratively where the context makes it figurative, as in the apocalyptic books.
Within the United States, the term fundamentalism often refers specifically to Christian fundamentalists, and to a movement beginning in the late 19th century of Christian evangelical conservatives, who, in a reaction to modernism, insisted on adhering to a set of core beliefs.
A subset of fundamentalists also tend to reject recent versions of the Bible in favor of the King James Version.
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 Dignan's 75 Year Plan: Intermission
Conservative Christians were accused by theological liberals in the 19th and 20th centuries of not having a rational basis for their faith and system of beliefs.
“Fundamentalist” is used to describe a more “conservative” and evangelical brand of Christian theology that embraces the inerrancy of scripture, moral and epistemological absolutes and the exclusivist claims of historical, orthodox Christianity.
While not “fundamentalist” per se in the historical sense, the theology of the PCA is much closer in many regards to fundamentalist theology than to liberal theology.
lawnrangers.blogspot.com /2005/11/intermission.html   (644 words)

  
 Fundamentalist Christianity - dKosopedia
Fundamentalist Christianity is a fundamentalist movement, expecially within American protestantism.
In particular, Fundamentalists reject the documentary hypothesis -- the theory held by an increasing number of theologians that the Pentateuch was composed and shaped by many people over centuries.
Fundamentalists continue to assert that Moses was the primary author of the first five books of the Old Testament.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Fundamentalist_Christianity   (1243 words)

  
 religious right watch: Fundamentalist Christianity
Arguably, the primary tenant of fundamentalist Christianity is "the inerrancy Scripture"--that is, that The Holy Bible is divinely inspired and wholly and literally true in the plain sense of its words.
Fundamentalist Christianity has a tradition of separatism and movements for doctrinal purity--resulting in numerous denominations and independent congregations--a noteworthy degree of cultural isolationism, and an apoliticism that has ebbed and flowed throughout fundamentalist Christianity's history.
From its beginnings in the 1970's, the Christian Right drew heavily from Christian fundamentalist ranks in the United States, and several fundamentalist Christian leaders were critical to the Christian Right's birth.
www.religiousrightwatch.com /2006/10/fundamentalist_.html   (440 words)

  
 What is Fundamentalist Christianity?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One reason the term Fundamentalist Christian is synonymous with theologically conservative is that most Christian denominations originally considered the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.
One of the slurs flung at Fundamentalist Christianity was that it is anti-science.
The Christian Fundamentalist view of the Bible is often called a literalist view, yet few interpret the Bible as literally as skeptics.
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 fundamentalist christianity and homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus, Fundamentalist Christians would obviously accord to Leviticus 18:22, as it says, “Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin.” Further, they would believe God says, “The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties.
Since the Fundamentalist Christians believe that The Bible is the word of God, then, just as they believe homosexuality is a “detestable sin,” they must believe Colossians 3:13, when it states, “You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you.
Even though dogma of Fundamentalist Christianity requires The Bible to be accepted as the infallible word of God, at least 95 percent of Fundamentalist Christians must have missed the parts preaching tolerance, acceptance and agape, Christ-like love.
www.bsu.edu /web/aswest/culture.html   (490 words)

  
 Fundamentalist Christianity is a CULT!
Christians are definitely expected to conform to the culture of their church and to behave “as Christians” - i.e.
Fundamentalist Christians definitely are expected to contribute financially in the form of tithes (supposedly mandatory for the blessings of God), building funds, love offerings, etc. It is not uncommon for Christians to be manipulated through fear, guilt, and shame into giving much more than the base 10% tithe.
Fundamentalist Christians are strongly pressured to avoid “sinful” activities and to conform to the standards of the group.
www.discovervancouver.com /forum/Fundamentalist-Christianity-CULT-t276193.html   (2319 words)

  
 On Leaving Fundamentalist Christianity: Women in the Christian Church
Nearly 100 years after a few strong-minded feminists won an essential battle, women in the Christian church are still relegated to positions as church administrators, janitors, Children’s ministry leaders, or care takers in roles where the use of their brain takes a back seat to long suffering and hard physical work.
Christian books usually recommend that strong, intelligent, well-educated females tame down or hide their talents, lest their man’s self-esteem be threatened.
However, not only were the majority of fundamentalists blind to what the text could be interpreted as saying, they were also blind to the powerful non-verbal messages their churches were giving out.
exfundamentalist.blogspot.com /2008/01/women-in-christian-church.html   (1543 words)

  
 Types of Christianity in History
Pauline Christians, as non-Jewish Romans, handily came across a mistranslated prophecy that said Jesus would be born of a virgin (like other Roman sons-of-gods), adding a whole two chapters to the beginning of Matthew to prove their point.
Indeed, to some Christians it seemed that by countenancing such ferocious measures, the religious authorities were embracing the ways of the Devil and hence forfeiting any claim to their spiritual allegiance: and so, gradually, as violence begat more violence, was the spiritual standing of the religious authorities still further eroded.
Fundamentalist Christianity has been around for five hundred years, and stands in stark contrast to all the original forms of Christianity, it represents the newest form of Christianity, comparable in all ways to strict fundamentalist Islam.
www.vexen.co.uk /religion/christianity_types.html   (3264 words)

  
 Christian Fundamentalism Exposed
Christians who clung to the old belief that every word of the Bible was literally true -- called biblical inerrancy, claim only the belief, they do not follow or live by the rules or teachings of Jesus.
Christian Identity in particular is dangerous due to its apocalyptic theology that creates a mindset of paranoia and ease of infiltration into churches.
With some differences among themselves, fundamentalists insist on belief in the inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth and divinity of Jesus Christ, the vicarious and atoning character of his death, his bodily resurrection, and his second coming as the irreducible minimum of authentic Christianity.
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 The term Fundamentalism in Christianity and Islam
In Christianity, the term fundamentalism is normally used to refer to the conservative part of evangelical Christianity, which is itself the most conservative wing of Protestant Christianity.
Fundamentalist Christians typically believe that the Bible is inspired by God and is inerrant.
Today, Fundamentalists are the most vocal group, on a per-capital basis -- who oppose abortion access, equal rights for homosexuals, same-sex marriage, protection for homosexuals from hate crimes, physician assisted suicide, the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research, comprehensive sex-ed classes in public schools, etc.
www.religioustolerance.org /reac_ter9.htm   (1290 words)

  
 DM--Fundamentalist Christianity, The Worship of an Evil God
Fundamentalists claim that everything in the Bible must be regarded as the absolute, literal truth except where the Scripture is “obviously” parable (which they change periodically as science proves that some things fundamentalists once believed were literally true turn out not to be so—such as a flat Earth, geocentrism, sickness caused by evil spirits, etc.).
For evidence of his existence, fundamentalists point to the Bible and encourage one to pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to search in one’s heart to “know” the truth, etc. Unfortunately for them, most other religions use exactly the same “evidence” to support their beliefs.
According to fundamentalists, these people are automatically sent to hell for their beliefs, despite their beliefs being based on precisely the same levels of evidence as Christianity.
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 Fundamentalism: The Only Viable Christianity? Christine Lehman (Reply) (5-01)
One of the members there stated that he became convinced that fundamentalist Christianity was the only intellectually viable version of Christianity, and once he had rejected that, he could not consider any other version of Christianity as true in any way -- that for him it was either fundamentalism ("all") or atheism ("nothing").
As a "friend" of the Center for Progressive Christianity and an almost life-long student of mysticism, the panentheistic expressions amongst Progressive Christians (most recently hinted at by Bishop John Shelby Spong) are, to me, the most intellectually viable.
Fundamentalist Christianity also does not make a strong case that its Scripture even ought to be taken as literally as the modern Fundamentalists and Evangelicals take it.
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 Christian Biblical Literalism and Literalists   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian Reconstructionist ideas and views are sometimes mirrored popularly by some Christian media personalities such as KKLA's Duffy (who call himself a "biblical constitutionalist"), James Dobson, D James Kennnedy, John Hagee, Pat Robertson and others.
Charismatic Christians are usually current or former members of older denominational traditions such as Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, etc. They profess both a "born-again" experience, and also the Baptism of the Holy Spirit an experience characterized by ecstatic intelligible and unintelligible utterances (tongues and prophecies), healings and other charismata-related manifestions.
"Fundamentalist Christian" as a term is often used popularly and outside Fundamental Christian communities to mean those professing Christians who adhere to literalist methods of biblical interpretation, absolute biblical authority and moral absolutes, and who consequently reject the theory of evolution in favor of Creationism.
www.linternet.com /Netschaton/orientations/christ-fundamentalist.html   (1745 words)

  
 Born Again Fundamentalism - Hope or Hoax?
The attendance allows the new Christian to be exposed to older Christians who begin their indoctrination and conditioning.
The new Christian is then 'trained' in the ways of the Lord according to the beliefs of the particular church.
When a born again fundamentalist Christian speaks of salvation or matters regarding his spiritual beliefs, he usually backs up his statements by quoting the bible to prove his authority.
www.geocities.com /graulfraz/why.html   (2017 words)

  
 Reviews of Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fundamentalist Christianity was for me an 11-year ordeal of confusion, self-censorship and self-abasement.
As discussed in my essay, the arguments used by fundamentalists are no different than the feeble and subjective attempts by Mormons to defend their "scriptures." The excuse-making of the "apologeticists" clearly violates the Principle of Parsimony (that is, "Ockham's Razor": a principle that now goes far beyond the embryonic thoughts of William of Ockham).
I did not leave Christianity so much because of exhaustive apologetics research but the moral failures and "shepherding" abuse of the mentor pastors I was involved with, which led me to think, there's either something wrong with this religion or the teachers of it.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /babinski/reviews-of-leaving-the-fold.html   (9677 words)

  
 AnitraWeb: The Threat of Fundamentalist Extremism in Christianity
I use "fundamentalism" and "fundamentalist" here for a variety of radical extremism that gives cultural assumptions the color of religious authority and aggressively seeks to impose them on a world perceived as threatening them, and which demonizes all those who disagree.
The reason I use these words for that attitude is the same reason that sociologists and many other people use them: because people who display that attitude originally adopted the label "fundamentalist" for themselves, until, by their own behavior, they had brought the word into disrespute.
ALL forms of fundamentalism —; Christian, Islamic, or Other — are a danger to every human society and offensive to the true spirit of their claimed religions.
www.anitra.net /activism/fundamentalism   (640 words)

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