Category Archives: Fundamentalism

The utterly inconsistent and mealy-mouthed Franklin Graham: how Billy must be disappointed in him

Franklin Graham: Islam is “wicked” and “evil”, but Mormonism as a “cult” is “calling people names”. Then there’s also the issue of how many Christmas shoe boxes Franklin Graham’s obscene $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary could fill.

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Franklin Graham puts more (politically partisan) words into his aged father Billy’s mouth

Did Billy Graham Really Tell Romney He’d ‘Help’? See also: Fundamentalist Franklin Graham: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated highest levels of government Franklin Graham, son of Billy, loses all credibility as a Christian leader Fundamentalist political hack Franklin Graham is embarrassing his father Billy, says Stephen Prothero … Continue reading

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Ken Ham and his crazy fundie Creationist sect proved wrong yet again

Death only present after the Fall, six thousand years ago?  No actually: We’ve been eating meat for 1.5 million years, discovery of ancient child’s skull proves A skull fragment discovered in Tanzania shows that our ancient ancestors have been eating … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: James F. McGrath explains Proverbs 10:17 to fundamentalists

‘Fundamentalism seems to me to be more about pride than anything else.  It is a well known fact that people who adhere to inerrancy draw very different conclusions about what Scripture means.  In spite of that, more often than not among … Continue reading

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The meaninglessness of the word ‘biblical’

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Christian prayers ARE answered: Abusive Canadian preacher Todd Bentley is banned from entering United Kingdom

Canadian ‘punching’ preacher banned from UK: A Canadian preacher, who claims to cure sick people by hitting them, has been refused entry into the UK for a controversial tour Mr Bentley has been told he was “not conducive to the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Greg Carey on the cure for fundamentalism — reading the Bible

‘Biblical scholarship is an academic discipline, taught and studied at universities, colleges and divinity schools all around the world.  So it should be no surprise that biblical scholars run in all shapes, sizes, colors and denominations.  What would surprise many … Continue reading

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Is Franklin Graham putting out statements under his aged father Billy’s name?

Billy Graham Is Not an Anti-Gay Bigot (but his son Franklin is) Let me tell you about Billy Graham, just as he is, because based on what I experienced working for the man for six years, two statements issued under … Continue reading

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How many Christmas shoe boxes would Franklin Graham’s $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary fill?

According to the IRS (the U.S. tax authority), in 2010 Samaritan’s Purse paid Franklin Graham a staggering $561,000. That same year the organization received $10 million in U.S. government grants.

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Archbishop of York John Sentamu’s brother is health-and-wealth preacher, promises miracles for cash donations

‘Bona fide rock star’: Archbishop of York’s controversial evangelical preacher brother “Pastor Robert is preaching today,” said a woman at the entrance to the 10,500-seat auditorium, where his flock must pass through airport-style security, complete with metal detectors and armed … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: The Song of Solomon for biblical literalists

From here.

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Quote of the day: Dr. James F. McGrath on fundamentalist interpretations of Scripture

‘The truth is that no one ought to consider young-earth creationism or inerrancy Christian viewpoints at all.  (Indeed, it is only the ridiculously large number of adherents to these views that allows them to be mistaken for such, rather than relegated … Continue reading

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Yet another fundie sect predicts Armageddon and gets it completely wrong, as always

The funny bloke with two fingers stuck to his forehead got it wrong: ‘We are still waiting’: Blue skies, not Armageddon, greeted Christian sect Sunday A Christian sect with hundreds of followers in Canada that had proclaimed Armageddon would strike … Continue reading

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American fundamentalist schools are using the Loch Ness monster to disprove evolution

Schoolchildren in Louisiana are to be taught that the Loch Ness monster is real in a bid by religious educators to disprove Darwin’s theory of evolution Thousands of children in the southern state will receive publicly-funded vouchers for the next … Continue reading

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Only in America: Look out non-believers, here comes Scripture Candy

How can you resist?: Look out non-believers, here comes Scripture Candy Scripture Candy aims to use moments of sweet indulgence to preach the gospel.  “Our mission is to reach the world one piece at a time with the word of … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Sign of the (fundamentalist) times

From: Stuff Fundies Like

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Quote of the day: James McGrath on who really has a “high view of Scripture”

‘Anyone who thinks that taking a supposedly “high view of Scripture” makes matters simpler and serious theological problems vanish must not have given much serious thought to the matter.  And that is perhaps the heart of the problem: those who … Continue reading

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Roger Olson on the new fundamentalists and their war against moderate evangelicals

What distinguishes “evangelical” from “fundamentalist?” by Roger E. Olson I identify the new fundamentalists by their ethos which I find to be similar in many ways to that of the older fundamentalists.  They are evangelicals who TEND to: 1) spend much energy … Continue reading

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Richard Land, Southern Baptist fundie plagiarist

Richard Land the Plagiarist: Top SBC Ethicist Stirs Up Controversy With Someone Else’s Rant More Plagiarism From Head of Southern Baptist Ethics Agency Be sure your sin will find you out, Richard! More on Richard Land’s plagiarism: Richard Land, Southern … Continue reading

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The United States of America’s views on evolution and Creationism: a useful infographic

From BioLogos: Click on the image (twice) to enlarge it.

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American fundamentalists continue to fund the lavish spending of millionaires Paul and Jan Crouch

Are American fundamentalists brain dead or just plain stupid?  They must be one or the other to support this lot for so many years: Paul Crouch, 77, and his wife Jan Crouch, 73, run the Trinity Broadcasting Network which delivers the … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: David Hayward’s two theological libraries

By David Hayward, “graffiti artist on the walls of religion.”

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Neo-Fundamentalist Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church now exposed as a cult

Mark Driscoll’s Church Discipline Contract: Looking For True Repentance at Mars Hill Church?  Sign on the Dotted Line and: Mark Driscoll’s ‘Gospel Shame’: The Truth About Discipline, Excommunication, and Cult-like Control at Mars Hill

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The United States of America: anti-evolution centre of the world

Already this year, six anti-evolution bills have been introduced in United States state legislatures.

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John Piper, Albert Mohler, and Mark Driscoll: America’s Unholy Trinity of neo-fundamentalists

Young, Restless, and Fundamentalist: Neo-fundamentalism among American Evangelicals by Michael Clawson, Baylor University Understanding this neo-fundamentalist movement as analogous to historic Protestant fundamentalism may be useful, though reservedly so, in predicting possible future developments and trajectories for the movement.  It will be … Continue reading

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