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OfflineSpecialEd
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How can you not be a fundamentalist?
    #2206063 - 12/28/03 07:10 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

My definition of a religious fundamentalist- a person who interprets the texts of their religion literally and believes them to be 100% correct.

Example.

Christian Fundamentalists believe the world is 12,000 years old and that the world was created in 6 days.

So my question is, How can you adhere to a religion and not be a fundamentalist. How can you doubt the bible, which is the basis for christianity, and still be a christian???


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2206073 - 12/28/03 07:17 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

Some of the more liberal Christians, such as my grandfather, prefer to look at the symbolic meaning of stories like the Garden of Eden, rather than take them as literal fact. A religious text can contain a higher truth even if it is not factually correct.


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2206087 - 12/28/03 07:23 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

Yes. Look at how the Pope finally admitted that the big bang theory was not inconsistent with the bible.

I think that the bible was written during a time when people weren't as enlightened as they are now, and probably didn't know how to write what they were learning or of which they were informed.

My understanding is that the first 5 books of the bible are, in fact, incorrect.


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2206088 - 12/28/03 07:23 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

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Some of the more liberal Christians, such as my grandfather, prefer to look at the symbolic meaning of stories like the Garden of Eden




Don't you see a problem with people making their own interpretations of the bible?

See Fred Phelps


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2206123 - 12/28/03 07:36 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

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SpecialEd said:
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Some of the more liberal Christians, such as my grandfather, prefer to look at the symbolic meaning of stories like the Garden of Eden




Don't you see a problem with people making their own interpretations of the bible?

See Fred Phelps



Everyone has their own interpretation of any reading. Not just the Bible. If you get 20 people reading the same novel, you get 20 different interpretations. There is interpretation involved in pretty much any writing that isn't Math or something like that with just cold, hard facts.


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2206141 - 12/28/03 07:41 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

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Everyone has their own interpretation of any reading. Not just the Bible. If you get 20 people reading the same novel, you get 20 different interpretations. There is interpretation involved in pretty much any writing that isn't Math or something like that with just cold, hard facts.




That's what I'm saying!


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2206147 - 12/28/03 07:44 PM (18 years, 6 months ago)

well, most religions are works-in-progress, like Christianity, the core of the faith remains, whereas certain beliefs shift over time and adapt to their social contexts.


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2207701 - 12/29/03 02:41 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

I used to think being a fundamentalist had to do with having a lot of fun


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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2207706 - 12/29/03 02:47 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: How can you not be a fundamentalist? [Re: Learyfan]
    #2207708 - 12/29/03 02:48 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

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