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  •  They look like us (20+ / 0-)

    but they're not like us. In them the bicameral mind has never broken down.  

    Many fundies, though they can parrot a few $5 words like blastocoele, morula, or zygote that they've picked up from Answers in Genesis, don't even have the rudiments of scientific knowledge.  They can say the words, but in their minds, when they think of a fetus in the womb, they think of a preformed homunculus.  I know.  I used to teach anatomy physiology to fundie teenagers.

    Light is seen through a small hole.

    by houyhnhnm on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:37:01 PM PST

    •  I feel so sorry for you. (11+ / 0-)

      I taught ENglish COmp at a college on an AF base, and I'd get the occasional fundy who tried to write papers using ONLY the Bible or James DObson as a source. I had to explain to them that they needed to make their arguments using better sources, usually to be greeted by a confused stare and the words, "But what  is a better source than the Bible? It's God's word."

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:03:30 PM PST

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      •  These were high school (2+ / 0-)
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        students and their minds were still capable of being opened.  Some students were a little anxious at first to have their fundamentalist beliefs challenged.  I think most were grateful.  I showed the movie "Contact" at the end of one school year and a girl who'd seemed the most nervous about being lead down the path of heresy asked me, "What makes people become narrow minded?"It wasn't a bad experience at all for me.

        The homunculus belief was an eye-opener, however, because I realized that it was no wonder they opposed abortion if that's what they believed.

        Pentecostalists, even more than Calvinist type fundamentalists I think, live in a fantastical world filled with magic and demons and other supernatural beings, where ordinary laws of physics are as unreal to them as their beliefs are to us.  It's no wonder we can't see eye-to-eye.

        Light is seen through a small hole.

        by houyhnhnm on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:45:17 AM PST

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