All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fundamentalism' (4)

American Christians "Saving" Foreign Orphans

Apparently folks in the Christian Quiverfull movement are being targeted with another message that conveniently increases the size of the flock: there is a global orphan crisis--163 million children in the Third World in need. The actual statistic is 17 million orphaned children, many of whom live with other family members. What does it mean for the people of Third World nations when hoards of well-intentioned American Christian families seek to rescue these non-existent orphans? A slew of…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on April 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Escape from Mentalism - Jonny Scaramanga

Jonny Scaramanga, author of the Leaving Fundamentalism blog, shares his thoughts on his fundamentalist Christian upbringing and why encouraging questioning is an essential part of a good education... Enjoy.



(Also, when you comment, can you please comment on the original post itself if you wish for Jonny to see it. Thanks.)

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 10, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

An Excerpt From The 2011 Edition Of Buck O’Roon’s “Poor Manner’s Almanac”:

Being that it is among the most natural of things to reflect upon the lessons of the past year whenever contemplating the ripe possibilities of the year to come, I offer the following:





Various & Sundry Definitions Acquired While Sitting Quietly & Observantly Amongst Good Company Engaged In Lively Conversation…





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Added by Buck O'Roon on September 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

My favourite part of the "Atheism is the new fundamentalism" debate

If you haven't watched the debate, it is available here in a series of Youtube videos. Speaking for the motion was Richard Harries and Charles Moore, against it, A.C. Grayling and Richard Dawkins.



The two speaking for the motion were quite useless, while Grayling and Dawkins were eloquent, amusing and on point. At one stage I wondered to myself whether this could possibly… Continue

Added by Prazzie on December 16, 2009 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

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