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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2010, 13:36 
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Belief in fantasy Gods. Literalists and Fundamentals.


It is my view that all literalists and fundamentals hurt all of us who are Religionists.

They all hurt their parent religions and everyone else who has a belief. They make us all into laughing stocks and should rethink their position. There is a God but not the God of talking animals, genocidal floods and retribution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKHaClU ... playnext=1

Should literalists follow their Bible and pay attention to this quote?

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Should they try harder to know God without fantastic, impossible creatures and miracles of all kinds?

Not to be rude but should literalists and fundamentals not grow up and stop hurting religion?

http://www.truthcontest.com/entries/the ... ality.html

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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2010, 04:12 
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It would be fine if the fringe fundamentalists in the US believed crazy nonsense but didn't do any overall harm, like the Flat Earthers do. but their political power as a lobby group is significant, and the fact that they consider a need to pretty much brainwash children into believing their fantasies make them a dangerous and fanatical fringe group at worst and a source of ridicule at best. Perhaps the most dangerous of the fundamentalists are Muslims or at least a tiny minority of politicised ones, but almost all of them as a whole are literalists, and in the 21st century that is a very sad state of affairs.

That said nothing can really hurt Christianity more than it has already itself, that's why apologetics exists, it just doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense if you are being rational, philosophically and in many places.

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I agree.

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