Friday, December 01, 2006

Fundamental Christians and other things

I came across this interesting piece on Craigslist that I felt I had to share.....

Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian
Originally Posted: Fri, 2 Jun 13:10 MST

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

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I also do love how some Christians take the "do not be unequally yoked" verse so seriously. Half n Half blogged about it;

Not so christian love
We had to sleep in another church ran place to conduct some community meetings, the manager was the most evil (and not just among cChristians but among all human beings). One of my colleagues and I are not saved, so the moment she realised that she stopped saying even Good morning to us. Anything she wanted to say to us, she did it through our other colleaguewho is saved. It got to the point where we were all in agreement about the fact that there are some xtians who believe that their relationship with God is parallel to their relationship with other human beings. How can you be soo evil to other people and think you have the ticket to heaven.

Don't think I have a problem with Christianity no not at all; it's just how some people reflect it that is my issue. Someone there is going to tell me to stop judging, well the bible says you shall know them by their fruit, so what I am doing is being your local fruit inspector.

What I have often noticed is that alot of the time it is the most vocal and visible Christianswho put up appearances. Many times they do stumble and fall like the rest of us, but in the interests of appearances they hide it and continue pointing fingers. Ted Haggard anyone? Frankly I think it's disgusting when people act like they are already on the chariot to heaven and are just waiting for the horses to start pulling. At the end of the day it behooves (I love that word) some of our christian brethren to realise that they are just as human as the rest of us and the sooner they act like that the more respect they will get from the rest of us.

Moving on, today is World AIDS day. Let's not forget the lives that have been lost to this scourge and do our part to fight the fight.Great weekend all!


Don_quixote said...

#1 yeah (composses self)

Fanactism is nothing to be proud of coming from any religion. thast my penny mbili.
AIDS awareness is needed by all, i have had the misfortune to have sat next to some one who got niked by a neddle who thinks too many headaches and peeing sessions warrant an AIDS test!!!!!!!!!! Don't even ask what my reaction was, am still dumbfounded.
Ave a lovely weekend.

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Majonzi said...

I dont know if u heard about Keith Ellison and how he insisted on swearing on the Koran and vile he is getting critized for it. I could not believe the things I heard on Fox last night!!!

wacha I look for sources... want to b blogabout it.

Girl next door said...

I love Craigslist! 'Best of' is sure to crack you up anytime.

As for fundamentalist Christians, I have too much to say about them. The list is so true! While there are many with genuine hearts, the hypocrisy is too much. It's been said that the people making the worst case for Christianity is Christians themselves.

AIDS is another hot topic I may end up blogging about.

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Majonzi said...

lol Aco, what does this anon have against you? I didnt read the whole thing, lakini maybe somewhere in there, there is something about religious fundamentalism? maybe Kibaki and Raila both are?

Acolyte said...

@ Don Q
Religous fanaticism is like the blinders you put on a horse, they hide everything on the sides.
As for AIDS alot of education is needed.Have a good weekend too!
@ majonzi
I will look at the story.FOX peeps are punks!
@ girl next door
Craigslist rocks! As for fundamentalists I am not finished with them, I never will!
Do blog about AIDS! I want to read what you have to say!
@ Majonzi
I have deleted that comment, first of all this isnt a political blog.Second if anon has something to say about Raila and co, he should start his own blog and do so.

mama mia said...

Totally agree with "alot of the time it is the most vocal and visible Christianswho put up appearances" as I've had more experiences than I care to remember that corroborate that statement. On the other hand, I wouldnt want a misguided xtian to block my pathway, as I tend to agree rather wholeheartedly with Pascal: "Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing."

Girl next door said...

@Mama mia,
Pascal's wager makes a good argument for believing, but it has its faults. Faith and belief don't come naturally to everyone and no matter how hard some people try, they can't make themselves believe in God and Christianity--even though they do want to avoid eternal damnation or whatever. Next, there are multiple interpretations of what it means to be a believer as evidenced by the various faiths. How do you know which one is the right one?

kenyanalyst said...

Mia, I agree with you on this one. Aco, do you recal the Jerusalem Table that existed in our dinning hall @ campo and the joke that went with it?

Kenyanchick said...

"You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian."

That is so true. Fundamentalists are also completely anti-intellectual; thinking, it seems, is a grave, grave sin.