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Author Topic: Close Encounters of the Fundy Kind  (Read 25073 times)
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« Reply #45: July 19, 2007, 12:48:09 am »

Hi, WarHorse,

Excellent condensation, I thank you for that.

From my perspective, the Divine is in constant flux; once you write it down, it has already changed.

Thanks for that perspective!  I expect it's one I'll be doing a lot of thinking about, since I already believe that theosis requires that Eternity be dynamic rather than static.

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« Reply #46: July 19, 2007, 08:42:47 am »

Not as rare as one might wish, unfortunately, at least not if my own experiences are any sort of reliable guide.

Sorry, I meant rare compared to the Fundies.  Probably 19 out of 20 people calling themselves "Fundamentalists" in the US today are actually Fundies.  But you're right, that still does leave a lot of Fundamentalists. Fortunately, most true Fundamentalists believe in separating themselves from secular society instead of trying to force everyone else by law to believe like they do (as most Fundies seem to wish to do).
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« Reply #47: July 19, 2007, 05:29:10 pm »

Hi, Randall,

Sorry, I meant rare compared to the Fundies.  Probably 19 out of 20 people calling themselves "Fundamentalists" in the US today are actually Fundies.  But you're right, that still does leave a lot of Fundamentalists. Fortunately, most true Fundamentalists believe in separating themselves from secular society instead of trying to force everyone else by law to believe like they do (as most Fundies seem to wish to do).

Well, more Fundamentalists than fundies are separatists of one kind or another, at least percentage-wise, true.  And genuine Fundamentalists wouldn't dirty their hands by associating with the Reconstructionists and Restorationists.

So admittedly the Fundamentalists are less toxic than the fundies; they're still bibliolators.

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« Reply #48: July 19, 2007, 09:36:59 pm »

So admittedly the Fundamentalists are less toxic than the fundies; they're still bibliolators.

No argument on that point.
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« Reply #49: November 02, 2007, 04:50:37 pm »

Have you ever matched wits with a fundamentalist (of any religion)? Lived to tell about it?

Ashamedly, I WAS one of those fundies about a decade ago.  I got over it quickly, though.

Since my departure from Christianity, the closest I've come to matching wits with a fundie was in a political forum.  It was kind of fun for a while, but it eventually turned into banging my head against the wall repeatedly.  Eventually I just felt too dazed to really want to continue.  Fortunately, the fundie felt the same way Cheesy
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« Reply #50: November 02, 2007, 04:56:20 pm »

Have you ever matched wits with a fundamentalist (of any religion)? Lived to tell about it? 

I saw this on youtube and thought it was brilliant. 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ig7q5ypaNLI
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« Reply #51: November 02, 2007, 05:42:25 pm »

I saw this on youtube and thought it was brilliant. 

I tried watching it but the sound was horrible.  Background sounds would loud, the guys talking could barely be heard. Sad
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« Reply #52: November 02, 2007, 08:57:55 pm »

I tried watching it but the sound was horrible.  Background sounds would loud, the guys talking could barely be heard. Sad

Quality isn't good and you have to listen closely. I loved watching his reactions to what the guy was saying.  His expression of peace and love never faultered.
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« Reply #53: November 02, 2007, 11:49:01 pm »

I tried watching it but the sound was horrible.  Background sounds would loud, the guys talking could barely be heard. Sad

It was difficult for me to hear as well.  The following link is to a YouTube video (Interview With a Witch) by the same interviewer.  It is easier to hear and, IMHO, more interesting.   
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FKYzVjmEQNE

I agree with you, darkplume, that the first video is cool.  I especially like the pagan guy's attitude.  If only we could erase that background noise. Sad
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« Reply #54: November 03, 2007, 04:55:27 am »

It was difficult for me to hear as well.  The following link is to a YouTube video (Interview With a Witch) by the same interviewer.  It is easier to hear and, IMHO, more interesting.   
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FKYzVjmEQNE

I agree with you, darkplume, that the first video is cool.  I especially like the pagan guy's attitude.  If only we could erase that background noise. Sad
I reckon both videos are really interesting. The pagan guy has a better understanding of the Christ nature than the Christian does IMHO. Did'nt Jesus once say that he didn't come to condemn the world? What's this guy on about with all this 10 commandments stuff? I love the way that the pagan guy said "But I Love Everybody!"
What a peaceful response!

Guys like this are part of the reason why I don't go to church anymore.

I think God loves everyone, including ChristoPagans like me, although I'm sure this guy would condemn me to Hell...
Well, I don't answer to him anyway, thank God!
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« Reply #55: November 08, 2007, 01:10:26 am »

I saw this on youtube and thought it was brilliant. 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ig7q5ypaNLI

Thanks for posting that. Yeah, the audio took a bit getting used to but the guy's expression throughout the whole thing was priceless. And, from another point of view: big bulky Christian guy versus shorter, slighter pagan guy. Hmm...
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« Reply #56: November 08, 2007, 10:22:01 am »

Thanks for posting that. Yeah, the audio took a bit getting used to but the guy's expression throughout the whole thing was priceless. And, from another point of view: big bulky Christian guy versus shorter, slighter pagan guy. Hmm...

Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that the pagan guy's real name was David. lmao
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« Reply #57: November 08, 2007, 12:43:43 pm »

I saw this on youtube and thought it was brilliant. 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ig7q5ypaNLI

Sound was bad but I struggled through.  The fact that young man being interviewed looked so similar to conceptions of Jesus was of striking interest.
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« Reply #58: November 09, 2007, 01:10:41 am »

Sound was bad but I struggled through.  The fact that young man being interviewed looked so similar to conceptions of Jesus was of striking interest.

Wonder why I didn't notice that.  His message was similar as well.   

Hehe, reminds me of Roger Hodgson singing The Logical Song:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pBAasek8NR4
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« Reply #59: November 09, 2007, 07:06:00 am »

Wonder why I didn't notice that.  His message was similar as well.   

Hehe, reminds me of Roger Hodgson singing The Logical Song:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pBAasek8NR4

You're right. Thanks for posting that.  I had just heard that song on the radio yesterday as well, I remembered how much I always liked the lyrics.
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