Tag Archives: Fundamentalists

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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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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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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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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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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Jewish Young Earth Creationism: enough to make Ken Ham proud

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Darrell Dow on fundamentalists, books and reading

Fundamentalists and books This isn’t to say that fundies don’t like books.  Quite the opposite, I’ve never been in a fundamentalist pastor’s office that wasn’t crammed with books from top to bottom.  Many fundamentalist houses have hundreds if not thousands … Continue reading

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Study shows that education is a way to counter both religious and secular fundamentalism

Study: Education liberalizes religious views The old wisdom: The more educated you are, the less likely you will be religious. The old myth, not wisdom. But a new study says education doesn’t drive people away from God – it gives them … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist political hack Franklin Graham is embarrassing his father Billy, says Stephen Prothero

Franklin Graham is embarrassing his father says Boston University religion scholar Stephen Prothero If you want to see how American evangelicalism has lost its way, you need look no farther than Billy Graham and his son Franklin.  Billy Graham was a powerful … Continue reading

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John Piper shows his true fundamentalist colours — why he’s fast becoming the next Pat Robertson

John Piper, Osama, And More Bad Theology   In a tweet, Piper said: God took out Osama bin Laden.  And he will take me out.  And you.  And everyone else.  Only different ways. Then, in his latest blog, he actually had … 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

Click on the image to enlarge it. From: here.

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