Religious Fundamentalism: Anti-IntellectualismIn the past, I wrote about religious censorship and the indoctrination of children, but now I hope to blend these two topics together to talk about a more endearing problem that I regularly see in the [religious] Fundamentalist community, and that’s the problem with anti-intellectualism. This isn’t to challenge the dogmas of the various religious beliefs (despite the fact that their claims being false are rather self-evident), but this is intended to discuss the attempt of religious Fundamentalists to censor the learning atmosphere of youth in public education, as well as pointing out the folly of promoting anti-intellectualism in the first place.Religious Fundamentalism: Anti-Intellectualism2 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This is truly the backbone of Fundamentalism; In regards to religious attitudes, Fundamentalism can be described as a late 19th and early 20th century movement which was mostly defined by a literal interpretation of the Bible’s dogma, thus advocating Biblical inerrancy. In other words, if the Bible says A, and reality (evide
Critics of Christian Fundies: God Haters?I mentioned in an earlier article that Fundamentalist Christians may accuse apostates of Christianity of being God haters. In other words, they reject Christianity because they’re mad at or outright hate the Christian God. Now I’m here to expound on a similar argument made my Fundamentalist Christians: The idea that criticizing Christianity is the equivalent of “hating the Christian God too.”Critics of Christian Fundies: God Haters?3 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This argument is often brought up with this question: “If they [critics of Christian/church practices and those classified as antitheists] don’t believe in God, then why do they keep talking about him?” This comment is often followed by the accusation that Atheists have more faith than Christians do, or that they just can’t live with the fact that other people believe in the Christian faith, and therefore have taken it upon themselves to try and “choke out” the belief of the masses.
So what about the first charge? Do critics of Christiani