Gnosticism: The Doctrinal Foundation of the New Bible

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Sophomore Chad Farnan tape-recorded his teacher�s alleged �derogatory remarks� about traditional Christian viewpoints and comments that exhibited �hostility� toward Christianity. Fundamentalists have God's favor because they alone are true to his word, while everyone else is bound for ruin. Thanks to Aryan Nations, some neo-Nazis became believers. In 1982, forty-four per cent of Americans held strictly creationist views, a statistically insignificant difference from 2012.

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The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity

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It's often quite startling to see people alter their beliefs radically. He graduated with a bachelors’ degree in economics from the U. Jonny Scaramanga, 27, who went through the ACE programme as a child, but now campaigns against Christian fundamentalism, said the Nessie claim was presented as "evidence that evolution couldn't have happened. For example Psalms 22:21 in the King James Bible mentions unicorns, but that's now been changed to 'horns of the wild oxen'.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper

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I’ve heard similar life histories from people raised as Orthodox Jews, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses — and I can clearly remember the patterns from my own Roman Catholic childhood. Colonies of bees, wasps or ants and schools of fish? Neo-evangelicalism, Reformed and Lutheran Confessionalism, the Heritage movement, and Paleo-Orthodoxy have all developed distinct identities, but none of them acknowledge any more than an historical overlap with the fundamentalist movement, and the term is seldom used of them.

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Myth-Busters (Rose Bible Basics)

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I think words like "fundamentalist" and "evangelical" are, (regardless of their historical origins), just useless labels. First some quotes from the Bible which encourage blind faith over reason and evidence: 'Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen' (Hebrews 11:1) 'For we walk by faith, not by sight' (II Corinthians 5:7) 'Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.' (John 20:29) 'I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' (Mk 10:15) Now some from other authors: "Celsus, author of the earliest surviving attack on Christianity which dates from around 178 CE, criticised the new religion as a lure for dim-wits: 'Taking its root in the lower classes,' he complained, 'the religion continues to spread because of its vulgarity and the illiteracy of its adherents.

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The Making and Unmaking of an Evangelical Mind: The Case of

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And yet we’re the “bitter young people.” I was told all my life to “let no man despise thy youth,” but if there’s been something made perfectly clear to me over the last few years is that there are always limits to what “The Adults” are willing to tolerate. A good example of this type of secularization (and differentiation, for that matter) is the transition of Harvard University from a predominantly religious institution into a secular institution (with a divinity school now housing the religious element illustrating differentiation).

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The Lambs Workbook: Recovering from Church Abuse, Clergy

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While mobilization is more conflictual and often violent in movements with a nationalist orientation, it is usually more peaceful and inclined to negotiation and non-violent protest in the other cases (in which the occasional violent events are usually also connected to the relation with some kind of minority). Among the literati of American religious history and historical theology, anyway, “fundamentalism” is usually understood in terms of the 1930s and afterwards movement with defining prototypes such as the previously mentioned Riley, Norris, McIntire, Rice and (not previously mentioned) Bob Jones, Richard Clearwaters, and Jerry Falwell.

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The Reality of the Person of the Holy Spirit

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There problems will only be solved by massive government intervention. Some of those guys — one, in particular, was a man named Hermann J. From the eleventh century to the end of the Middle Ages, the image of Virgin and Child became central to the Christian vision.28 Shrines and chapels were dedicated to her, and as Our Lady, her maternal protectiveness was sought for innumerable undertakings. To fight a thing, you have to know a thing.

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Religion and Terrorism: The Use of Violence in Abrahamic

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Most probably view the West as secular, ungodly, decadent and obsessed with sex. They might explain to you how they believe that slavery can be biblical. Earlier when the mother was asked if she’d ever let the children watch South Park the young girl chimed in: “I wouldn’t want to watch a program like that.” The interview ends with this question: “what happens to those who don’t believe?” Like a trumpet call, in the blinking of an eye, even less, without batting an eyelash the child answers: “They go to hell” What made this statement so chilling was the absence of the slightest sign of doubt or pity.

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God's Will Is the Holy Spirit

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The true nature of divinity, for example, cannot be understood apart from its direct efficacy in regulating the movement of the universe and in all its physical and spiritual connotations. I had a friend who was saved out of professional wrestling promotion. It’s also an issue for everyone in the ”new reformed” circles of young Calvinists. More recently we have seen the rise of the Far Right in America and fundamentalist Islam in war torn countries in the Middle East.

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We Are Community: One woman´s account of alternative

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As global antisystemic movements, they attempt to resolve worldwide problems in global fashion�changing both the actual balance of power in the world and the cultural terms on which global actors operate. As we consider the economic, political and social future of the African region, we have to consider what actions we can take to reverse the rise of close-minded, discriminatory, anti-democratic thinking dressed in the language of religion.

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