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Happy Birthday, Fundamentalism - 100 years old
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Happy Birthday, Fundamentalism - 100 years old
https://theconversation.com/fundamentali...ght-123651

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right

...hese days, the term “fundamentalism” is often associated with a militant form of Islam.
But the original fundamentalist movement was actually Christian. And it was born in the United States a century ago this year.
Protestant fundamentalism is still very much alive. And, as Susan Trollinger and I discuss in our 2016 book, it has fueled today’s culture war over gender, sexual orientation, science and American religious identity.
Roots of Fundamentalism
Christian fundamentalism has roots in the 19th century, when Protestants were confronted by two challenges to traditional understandings of the Bible.
Throughout the century, scholars increasingly evaluated the Bible as a historical text. In the process they raised questions about its divine origins, given its seeming inconsistencies and errors.\
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Six months after the war’s end, William Bell Riley – pastor of Minneapolis’ First Baptist Church and a well-known speaker on the Bible’s prophecies regarding the end of history – organized and presided over the World’s Conference on Christian Fundamentals in Philadelphia.
This five-day May 1919 meeting attracted over 6,000 people and an all-star lineup of conservative Protestant speakers. It produced the World’s Christian Fundamentals Association, which birthed a movement that influences American political and social life today.
In summer and fall of 1919 Riley sent teams of speakers to spread the fundamentalist word across the U.S. In addition to promoting biblical inerrancy and apocalyptic premillennialism, they attacked socialism and Darwinism.
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Somebody bake a birthday cake. Devil's food chocolate of course!
Plunk your magic twanger Froggy!   Boinnnnnng!  Hiya Kids!  Hiya! Hiya!



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Yippee    Deadpan Coffee Drinker
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I wonder if the understand how fundamentally wrong they are?
Being told you're delusional does not necessarily mean you're mental. 
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(01-30-2020, 03:56 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: https://theconversation.com/fundamentali...ght-123651

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right...

And it was born in the United States a century ago this year.

Of course.    Where else?       Whistling
I'm a creationist;   I believe that man created God.
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(01-30-2020, 04:53 PM)SYZ Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 03:56 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: https://theconversation.com/fundamentali...ght-123651

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right...

And it was born in the United States a century ago this year.

Of course.    Where else?

America got all the religious whackos from Europe, but Australia got the criminals, right?   hobo
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Happy Birthday, Fundamentalism - 100 years old
(01-30-2020, 04:58 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 04:53 PM)SYZ Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 03:56 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: https://theconversation.com/fundamentali...ght-123651

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right...

And it was born in the United States a century ago this year.

Of course.    Where else?

America got all the religious whackos from Europe, but Australia got the criminals, right?   hobo

So how is it that Australia has a religious nut for PM and the US has a criminal as President? Consider
Philosophy is about asking questions.
Science is about answering questions.
Theology is about avoiding questions.
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(01-30-2020, 05:19 PM)Chas Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 04:58 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 04:53 PM)SYZ Wrote: Of course.    Where else?

America got all the religious whackos from Europe, but Australia got the criminals, right?  

So how is it that Australia has a religious nut for PM and the US has a criminal as President?

That's sad, but also very funny.   Big Grin
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Happy Birthday, Fundamentalism - 100 years old
(01-30-2020, 04:58 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 04:53 PM)SYZ Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 03:56 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: https://theconversation.com/fundamentali...ght-123651

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right...

And it was born in the United States a century ago this year.

Of course.    Where else?

America got all the religious whackos from Europe, but Australia got the criminals, right?   hobo



Australia won the coin flip and got the first pick!
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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Happy Birthday, Fundamentalism - 100 years old
And it looks like this religious stupidity is now infecting Brazil. Quick Henry! The Flit™!
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Religious stupidity is a world-wide epidemic.  Only the hats change.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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(01-30-2020, 05:50 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Religious stupidity is a world-wide epidemic.  Only the hats change.

... and they have such funny hats.   hobo
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Extraordinarily good example!
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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