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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crossan on Fundamentalism

Living the Questions is a series we have been viewing and discussing in our adult forum in between the times we have a speaker. It is a great series that provides material for lively discussion. Check the First Pres Living the Questions blog for upcoming programs.

One of the participants in the series is John Dominic Crossan. Here is a clip in which he discusses fundamentalism.

h/t Rev's Rumbles

A literalist is someone who says everything that could be taken literally in the Bible must be taken literally.

A fundamentalist is someone who says if you are not a literalist, you are not a Christian and if you say something in the Bible could be taken metaphorically when it must be taken literally, then you are against God.

If you are against God, you are evil.

Where does this lead?