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  •  Fundamentalism is only 100-150 years old. (4+ / 0-)

    For me, the problem isn't reading the Bible according to a particular tradition, but reading it without any knowledge of historical context.  THe Southern Baptist Convention actually has seminaries or colleges where people study for ordination. Most of the  wild-eyed churches don't. You can self-ordain.  Their preachers are just as ignorant as their congregation.  It's the blind leading the blind. Their preachers never study the Bible with a knowledge of the original languages in which it was written--just in the kKV which anyone who knows something about history realizes is seriously flawed because the schoalrs translating it had to please the king, who had some serious hangups on certain subjects.

    Troutfishing and dogemperor have some excellent diaries on this subject of American fundamentalism.

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

    by irishwitch on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:22:39 AM PST

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