Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

by Elsewhere 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • Elsewhere

    Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

    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.

  • silentWatcher

    this belongs in the BEST OF.


  • anewme

    Excellent Elsewhere

  • mkr32208

    Number 3 made me spit water all over my keyboard...

  • JAVA

    GREAT -- Thanks for posting these gems. I've been reading "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris, and your "ten signs" can be summed up nicely on page 17 of the book:
    "as a species, (we) have grown almost perfectly intoxicated by our myths. How is it that, in this one area of our lives, we have convinced ourselves that our beliefs about the world can float entirely free of reason and evidence?"

  • Caedes

    I'm choking on my cup of tea here!

  • Shazard

    ALLMOST Qualified! Except 1st point... Ehhh... then it seems like I am not fundamentalist :(

  • atypical

    Bravo, Elsewhere!

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  • daystar

    I just watched "The God Who Wasn't There" the other night. While I don't care for the Michael Moore method of hyping, I did rather enjoy it. (Still can't stand Moore though.)

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