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  •  "Some" is the key word... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...which is why the fundamentalist side does seem to have a problem reconciling the two.  Personally I know I am human and prone to sin and imperfection whether or not Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit.

    As an aside I think "fundamentalist" is a misused term.  To me the "fundamentals" of Christianity are what Jesus taught, not absolute adherence to a literal reading of our mythology or hot-button issues such as abortion or homosexuality.  For that reason I have come to believe that I as a progressive Christian am really more of a true fundamentalist than those to whom the term is usually applied.

    •  Fundamentalism defined itself in a particular (1+ / 0-)
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      document, the twelve-volume The Fundamentals: A Testimony To The Truth a set of 90 essays published from 1910 to 1915 by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. It attacked higher criticism, liberal theology, Catholicism (also called Romanism by them), socialism, Modernism, atheism, Christian Science, Mormonism, Millennial Dawn (Jehovah's Witnesses), Spiritualism, and evolutionism. All of the standard topics to this day, with the addition of miscegenation, LGBT rights, contraception, and abortion as each came to the fore. Except that now it is in an alliance with reactionary Catholicism.

      So you are right. Self-proclaimed Fundamentalists misuse the term fundamentals.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 09:21:43 PM PST

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