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To: anniegetyourgun

I dunno. I've actually come across extremely fundamentalist types who figure it's not worth sending their kids to college because Jesus will come before the kids can graduate. It doesn't take much to extrapolate this attitude to a kind of nihilism which sees any planning for the future to be a fruitless exercise.


4 posted on 02/15/2005 4:09:31 AM PST by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: Junior

A very tiny fraction of people in this country....and most are not Christians, but rather, followers of some kind of cult or organization that the world puts under the "Christian" banner.


8 posted on 02/15/2005 4:31:09 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Junior

When I was at University the thinking was that we should not have children or educate the ones we had because "We know for certain that some lovely day, someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away." (Tom Lehr).

In fact, I had young men suggest it was no use saving myself for marriage because The Bomb was imminent ...


9 posted on 02/15/2005 4:36:04 AM PST by KateatRFM
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To: Junior

"...extremely fundamentalist types who figure it's not worth sending their kids to college..."

There is probably the same percentage of those types on the right as there are Howard Dean types on the left.

Aberrations - that's all.


27 posted on 02/15/2005 5:53:30 AM PST by CLS
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To: Junior

Exactly. This isn't as half-cocked as some here at FR imagine, based on my experiences.


28 posted on 02/15/2005 5:55:33 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Junior
It doesn't take much to extrapolate this attitude to a kind of nihilism which sees any planning for the future to be a fruitless exercise.

The whole concept of predestination leads directly to that kind of nihilism. Belief in the Rapture is incompatible with human life - it would fit better as part of certain fashionable creed that leads young men to fly jets into skyscrapers. I'm amazed at these gigantic posts on FR of articles by pseudo-philosophers whose arguments boil down to: "Lay down and die - it doesn't make any difference, anyway."

That said, the Left is blowing this issue way out of proportion yet again. They were making the exact same charges against James Watt and the Reagan Administration, twenty years ago.

31 posted on 02/15/2005 6:08:44 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Junior

"I've actually come across extremely fundamentalist types who figure it's not worth sending their kids to college because Jesus will come before the kids can graduate. It doesn't take much to extrapolate this attitude to a kind of nihilism which sees any planning for the future to be a fruitless exercise."


Yep, and it is Written that GOD will send some strong delusions that they should believe a lie:

Pretty strong medicine.

Interesting we are also told to prepare for "WAR" -- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Got to wonder how one will stand and oppose if one is not around to stand?


33 posted on 02/15/2005 6:17:41 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Junior
"... I've actually come across extremely fundamentalist types who figure ...."

We will always have the emotionally immature / spiritually immature among us.

The emotionally mature understand this fact and realize that the kooky ideas that result from such weaknesses can't thwart what the Creator decided to do before the foundation of the earth.

Boiled down to their essence -there are only two religions in the whole world. And that's a fact, agree with it or not.

42 posted on 02/15/2005 7:22:05 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Forget "Republican" or "DemocRAT" - Is Jesus a "Moral Relativist"?)
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To: Junior

>>>I've actually come across extremely fundamentalist types who figure it's not worth sending their kids to college because Jesus will come before the kids can graduate. It doesn't take much to extrapolate this attitude to a kind of nihilism which sees any planning for the future to be a fruitless exercise.>>>

This is a small handful of people who could not in numbers do any real damage to the environment.


43 posted on 02/15/2005 7:26:48 AM PST by sandbar
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