"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Fundamentlism & Abortion
The website BushCountry.org ("Promoting the Ideas of Conservatism") today posted an article entitled "John Kerry: Baby Killing Catholics Are not Catholics - Plain And Simple - By Joseph Grant Swank". This argues that anyone who does not oppose abortion cannot be a true Christian. Amongst their least coherent arguments comes this:

"...the public is not confused at all. The knowing spiritual public knows in quick move a backslidden believer when he trips over one. Those truly Christian can spy a religious fake miles away. And of course God Himself knows the heart, so it does not take but a mega-second in earth language to come upon the prodigals prancing in the name of Christian faith..."
They further state:
"Since the Bible regards the fetus as personality, then the aborting of the fetus is murdering personality."
This only applies, of course, if one insists that the Bible is inerrant in all that it teaches. Most Christian scholars do not believe that it is. The true evil of Fundamentalism is it's repeated insistance that the world of thought outside Fundamentalism just does not exist...

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