Tag Archives: Fundamentalism

Self-aggrandising mega-church pastor Rick Warren soliciting his Twitter followers to help him write his new book

Self-aggrandising mega-church pastor Rick Warren is soliciting his twitter followers for stories of how his book, The Purpose Driven Life, has changed people’s lives. His reason?  So that he can get material for another book, presumably about how brilliant/important/God-blessed his first book was.

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Neo-fundamentalist pastor Mark Driscoll forced to backtrack (a little) after unchristian Facebook remarks

After numerous complaints from other Christians, Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has half-heartedly apologized for asking readers to post stories of the “most effeminate anatomically male worship leader” they’ve come across.  His response to the dust-up: “As a man under authority, … Continue reading

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Judgmental fundamentalists & angry New Atheists: noisy on the internet but tiny groups with declining numbers

Alister McGrath has recently provided empirical data showing the New Atheists to be a movement in decline — at least everywhere except the internet, where they continue to make angry, arrogant noises well in excess of their actual numbers. And here … Continue reading

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Dutch creationist Johan Huibers’ reconstruction of Noah’s Ark ‘could arrive in London for Olympics’

Noah’s Ark ‘could arrive in London for Olympics’ A giant recreation of Noah’s Ark could be moored in the River Thames during the London 2012 Olympics. Johan Huibers, an eccentric Dutch Christian, has spent around £1 million building the “Ark” … Continue reading

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Good news: Baptist “Bishop” Eddie Long’s church was half empty on the Sunday after he doled out hush money

New Birth Missionary Church was half empty on the Sunday after Bishop Eddie Long settled out of court with four young men who accused him of sexual misconduct, according to CNN: The streets that were once choked with traffic are … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Baptist pastor “Bishop” Eddie Long doles out megabucks hush money; pretends nothing happened

Eddie Long Speaks to New Birth Congregation After Settling Lawsuits The Sunday service today came eight months after the service on Sept. 26 when Long stood before his congregation and told them he was going to “fight” the charges. The … Continue reading

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Arrogant atheists latch on to Harold Camping’s ‘May 21 Rapture’ idiocy to take cheap shots at ordinary Christians

The Rapture aside, America’s evangelical Christians deserve a little respect by Tim Stanley Across the United States, atheists are gathering at Rapture parties to celebrate another day of life on this corrupted Earth.  Their joy at Camping’s error is plain mean.  While … Continue reading

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Photographs of the day: The May 21 ‘Rapture’ spoofs

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Disillusioned: Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent his $140,000 life savings on advertising the ‘May 21 Rapture’

Disillusioned: Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent his $140,000 life savings on ads to spread the word of the Rapture, believed that it would happen at 6pm on May 21, but unfortunately for him it didn’t. In New York’s Times Square, Robert … Continue reading

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May 21st is over and there’s been no ‘Rapture’: I wonder how this young man feels now?

More: Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

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Fundamentalist hypocrite Tim ‘Left Behind’ LaHaye accuses Harold Camping of “trivializing” Rapture prophecy

Tim LaHaye Against “Trivializing” Bible Prophecy Stern words from Tim LaHaye: The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the “Left Behind” series of Christian prophecy novels, said [Harold] Camping “trivializes the very serious study of Bible prophecy by ignoring Jesus’ statement … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on why Harold Camping (and the rest of the Rapturists) are fundamentally boring

‘Just because people say they “believe” that such-and-such a thing will happen in the End Times that doesn’t mean they invest heavily in those colourful beliefs.  It’s a sort of spiritual hobby, even entertainment.  St Augustine told doomsday enthusiasts to … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Watch: Who is Harold Camping and why would anyone believe a word he says?

Judgement day: Who is Harold Camping? More: Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

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Atheist Brendan O’Neill: the similarities between May 21 Rapturist Harold Camping and the environmentalist lobby

‘The really weird thing about Camping and his 21 May movement is how outdated it seems.  Because in recent years, end-of-the-worldism has been well and truly secularised.  Doomsday is no longer the property of the religious – it has been stolen and … Continue reading

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Robert Fitzpatrick spent his $140,000 life savings on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21, 2011 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

Ex subway worker sinks $140,000 life savings into campaign advertising the end of the world More: May 21, 2011: some fundamentalists claim it will be the end of the world as we know it May 21, 2011, the end of … Continue reading

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Harold Camping and Prince Charles: two ‘End Times’ false prophets

“Save the date!  Return of Christ, May 21, 2011.” ~ Harold Camping “We have 18 months to stop climate change disaster.” ~ Prince Charles, May 2008 More: The best way to respond to Harold Camping’s ‘End of the World on … Continue reading

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The best way to respond to Harold Camping’s ‘End of the World on May 21st.’ nonsense

More: Harold Camping and Prince Charles: two ‘End Times’ false prophets Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ nonsense

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Photograph of the day: Fundamentalists proclaim ‘Judgment Day May 21′, New York, May 13, 2011

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Pic of the day: Fundamentalist nutter Harold Camping’s end of the world numerology chart

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Contrast between a Christian response to Osama bin Laden’s death and Mike Huckabee’s response

A Vatican spokesman said: “Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of each and every one of us before God and before man, and hopes and commits himself so that no … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: it’s the End of the World on May 21st.!

Citing Bible, group insists Jesus is returning May 21 On that day, Keitt says, a great earthquake will roll across the Earth.  The dead will be spit out of their tombs, and Jesus will arrive to take “the elect” with … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Roger Olson says Albert Mohler should apologise, and it’s “Farewell, John Piper”

The Promised Response to Bell’s Love Wins Early critics of the book were wrong and they owe Bell an apology.  Nowhere in the book does Bell affirm universalism . . . Bell does say it is okay to “long for” … Continue reading

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Rachel Held Evans on the fundamentalist ‘shunning’ of Rob Bell by John Piper and Al Mohler

‘The problem, as I see it, can be summarized in the now infamous tweet issued from John Piper: “Farewell Rob Bell.”  Those three words triggered a profound reaction within a lot of young evangelicals because many of us have heard … Continue reading

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The organizational structure of the average fundamentalist church

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The Rob Bell debate: does anyone go to Hell?

  The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell? If Rob Bell advocates that the God revealed in Jesus will not stop until all God’s creation is redeemed and recreated — and I suppose we’ll know soon! — he … Continue reading

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