In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the

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BANGKOK (RNS) To many Americans, Buddhism is about attaining enlightenment, maybe even nirvana, through such peaceful methods as meditation and yoga. The label fundamentalist atheist tends to be used interchangeably with militant atheist, new atheist, and antitheist. After your talks they may experience great despair and frustration that they will not admit to you. But by the ’50s, they —- JEFF SHARLET: Oh, they -— it’s part of that invisible hand of the market.

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Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He

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Gays and homeless people were another target of their anger. ... "What the skinheads said made sense, especially after they pointed out verses in the Bible that proved their points." Ron Paul during his 2012 Republican primary campaign. Timothy McVeigh, a young Army veteran who was convicted of bombing a federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people, many of them children, and wounding another 680. How can one "know" what is unknowable... and if people can "have faith" in God, why not faith in evil, bad ideas, prejudices, anything else for which there is no objective proof? 21.

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Drink for the Thirst to Come

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In spite of this—or because of it—they are determined to construct a trustworthy language, a language dense and durable enough to resist the corruptions of politics. Throughout its history Christians have been required to replace reason with blind faith, as the following quotes demonstrate. In 1910, five principles were identified by the Presbyterian General Assembly as comprising the fundamentals of the Christian faith. I believe we are here to win people to Jesus Christ, not to fight other people who are trying to do the same thing.

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Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International

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Fundamentalist movements do not usually get majorities large enough to rule by themselves: they must therefore form (either inter-party or intra-party) alliances with nationalist and conservative parties which only share some of the fundamentalist issues. Well, either that or they're becoming some sort of Cronenbergian merged body-horror Facebook monster. And this Encounter on Radio National is called Fundamentalism, Christianity and Religion.

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Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of

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Though he claimed he was promoting democracy against the hierarchical structure of the church defended by the Mathers, historian Perry Miller accurately asserts that this was no "populist uprising," but that Stoddard, "by his explicit declaration," intended "to put dictatorial powers into the hands of the ministers and elders" who would turn the churches over to be governed by the synods from England. [11] Stoddard's organizing was effective, as many New Englanders, facing increasingly oppressive measures from Britain's imperial oligarchy, retreated from the historical mission of creating a city upon a hill, which had been defined by their predecessors.

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The New Creation

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Religious fundamentalism most concerns me when others, "non-believers" or "infidels" are demonized and violence is the result. Based on shared values and common concerns. This sounds noble, but is extremely difficult to practice for mortal humans. The Emergence of Modern Fundamentalism in the United States and Iran, University of California Press, Berkeley/Los Angeles, 1993. Gush members eventually split from the NRP, focusing their efforts on settlements and territorial expansion; but the movement's effective, sometimes militant activism for a greater Zionist state made it an important force in the nation's political debate over borders and peace.

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WHY DID JESUS DIE?: (SUMMARY NOTES OUTLINING THE GOSPEL AND

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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Your generous gift will be used to support the U. That meaning is seldom apparent without our having to do some work. On the latter, see Consuming Passion: Why the killing of Jesus really matters (2005), edited by Simon Barrow and Jonathan Bartley. • In the USA and elsewhere there are identifiable (and self-identifying) fundamentalist movements. Tolerating a diversity of views may make us look weak, but ultimately it is a kind of strength.

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The Remaking of Evangelical Theology

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Oh, I am quite familiar with the Church of Christ. In short, then, the reactionism of the fundamentalist constitutes a fear of the forces of progress and renewal and, hence, a struggle, with fruitless tenacity and in egocentric insolation, for the maintenance of fundamentals, or foundational things (as if foundations were established for the sake of foundations!), while the collapsing structure awaits renewal and completion. Kimball, chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

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Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important

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And as such, they are “privileged” or “burdened” with a special mission on behalf of their deity and for the benefit of the world. Recently, we heard from a Nevada man who, as a result of his ultra-conservative Christian upbringing, has struggled all of his adult life to overcome debilitating sexual problems. Since people’s identities are more fluid and open to personal choice, it leads to dedifferentiation within the societies, meaning boundaries become more blurred and different features of social life become less clear cut.

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In Search of the Loving God: Resolving the Past Traumas of

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Shockingly, the guy actually does think T-Rex and humans existed together in the same time period! This is especially true in public debates. The next part in this series will explore the mythology underlying religious traditions, and how these religions seek to answer the more difficult questions in life. Evidence is entirely objective because it is merely suggestive. I don’t know where you are traveling – but you are so off-base on this. There is no biblical basis for the common reformed view that the Lord has chosen certain people for salvation before the foundation of the world, and that their predestination is confirmed by the covenant baptism of infants.

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