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  •  Authority is the key to fundamentalism (1+ / 0-)
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    gizmo59

    For Catholics, the authority is the Pope; for evangelical Protestants, i.e. fundamentalists, the authority is the Bible, or more exactly, their particular English translation of the Bible. Very few of them go to the effort of learning Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic to delve more deeply into the meaning of those scriptures. It can be fun to play with their heads by asking them why they trust the translation from which they are quoting. In the end, it all comes down to which human authorities fundamentalists trust, which is a far cry from having "God on their side".

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