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 @Jane D Hang on a second.  Perhaps I'm not the only one guilty of generalising here.  You know nothing about me or what I believe and yet you've immediately put me in a box and put words into my mouth.  You said my comment may "raise common criticism leveled at people who come out: I - and others like me - were doing Christianity wrong, while you are doing it right",  however I did not in fact make that criticism.Actually you called yourself a fundamentalist Christian.  That's a qualification of the word Christian and by definition sets fundamentalists in a group all of their own.  The fundamentalist approach interprets the Bible in ways it was not intended to be interpreted - it takes things too far and that is why it's distinguished as "fundamentalist".  As I stated the fundamental position misrepresents the teachings of the Bible.What I'm interested in is truth.  I'm not interested in "My" personal view of Christianity because we do not exist in a universe which is shaped by our own personal beliefs.  Reality has a way of hurting you if you ignore it.  Try jumping out of a plane without a parachute but believing that you're wearing one.  It won't make much difference what you believe.  It's reality that matters, not belief.  I'm interested in reality and reality is the same for everyone no matter what they believe.The questions you asked were the right ones: "Either God is real or he is not. If he is real then either the Bible is his book or it is not."  It is those questions which you should seek to discover the truth on, not swayed by the teachings of a position which you yourself have called fundamentalist.  Why are you rejecting God and the Bible because of the misguided interpretations of what you yourself have called a fundamentalist position?  Find the truth for yourself.  Here's some good places to start http://www.str.org or here http://www.reasonablefaith.org or here http://www.pleaseconvinceme.com

2 years ago on The Dreadful Dangers of Learning to Think: A Cautionary Tale – By Jane Douglas

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As a Christian I am also horrified by fundamentalism - perhaps even more than an atheist, because fundamentalism misrepresents the God I know is real and who is righteous, merciful and loving. The fundamental position emphasizes the righteousness but minimalizes the mercy and love. Although there are examples in the Old Testament (for valid cultural and historical reasons) I do not believe that God seeks to drive a wedge between a mother and her children for any reason.  Further I encourage the questioning of everything, my faith is built on reason, not indoctrination. Please see http://www.str.org

2 years ago on The Dreadful Dangers of Learning to Think: A Cautionary Tale – By Jane Douglas

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