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Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian


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Initial post: 21 Jan 2013 20:23:27 GMT
G. M. Seed says:
10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (several billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

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Bellatori says:
I find the term 'fundamentalist christian' both lengthy to write and a mouthfull to speak. I prefer the much shorter and succinct 'BIGOT'

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2013 21:19:57 GMT
Spin says:
Gm: Well if you have to dictate right and wrong, I doubt you have any authority...

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Bellatori says:
Hells teeth Spin. We all know what is right and wrong, starting with I'm right and...

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Spin says:
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Bellatori says:
Right on....

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 22:19:32 GMT
Spin says:
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Bellatori says:
God made man in his own image. So God is a male? Does that mean he was gay? Otherwise surely he would have made woman first and found a much more interesting way to make the first man than simply removing a rib.

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 22:28:50 GMT
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Posted on 21 Jan 2013 22:35:20 GMT
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Posted on 21 Jan 2013 23:01:32 GMT
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C. A. Small says:
What a marvellous post. 10/10.

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Drew Jones says:
It's best you cite your sources when copy and pasteing.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 13:44:08 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Was it not original?

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 13:50:09 GMT
You can cut these 10 down to 2 or even possibly 1.

1. You reject any claim/evidence that science produces relating to life and creation.
2. All other faiths and denominations are worshipping idols.

And the cut down to 1 - Only your faith, it's teachings and teachers are right; everyone else be they theist or atheist is wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 13:52:35 GMT
AJ Murray says:
We've had a similar thread before... and one aimed at atheists (it was laughably inept).

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 14:33:07 GMT
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Drew Jones says:
Not even to this forum.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/religion/ref=cm_cd_search_res_rm?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx24A4CS3HPMJLK&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx81HPTG13VMZ6#Mx1NGUH2T9RB2FH

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 09:21:15 GMT
G. M. Seed says:
You probably couldn't provide a definition of "God" that holds up to examination.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 09:24:28 GMT
G. M. Seed says:
So if I believe in Nature, science, my family and friends etc I must be a christian. What nonsense.

Your comment is a classic example of:

Faith ≡ Blind Credulity

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 12:17:08 GMT
There is no doubt that anyone who is like this list suggests is pretty stupid. But having come across a number of fundamentalist Christians in the last 30 years, I would have to say that anyone who believes this twaddle is also stupid!

Fundamentalists believe in the Fundamentals of their faith and will not budge on them. Most fundamentalists are very nice people up until the point when their theology does not mesh with yours at which point you become persona non gratia. This attitude rarely applies to non-Christians, who have the potential to join their fundamentalist beliefs.

Consider Fred Phelps, possibly the most well known Christian Fundamentalist. He encourages placards saying 'God Hates America' and 'God Hates Ireland', but you never see any 'God Hates Iran' or 'God Hates China'. His ire is raised at those he considers should know better.

Fundamentalists also seem prone to the all-or-nothing approach to their faith - they are the ones that seem most likely to lose their faith - they seem to have an approach that says 'if one of my fundamentals is wrong, they all are'. I know a few Fundamentalists who are now agnostic, but who seem to have applied their obsessive behaviour to something else.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 12:18:32 GMT
Spin,

Do you really believe that to be true? A bit sad really, try reading the Gospels to get an idea of what Jesus would or would not do, not Amazon.co.uk.
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