Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: CarrotAndStick

Fundamentalism in ANY religion produces intolerance.


42 posted on 04/01/2005 8:46:53 AM PST by conservlib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]


To: conservlib

"Fundamentalism in ANY religion produces intolerance."

I don't know about that. I am a fundamentalist Christian, as in I believe what the Bible says -- and I don't pick and choose the parts I agree with (something many "fundamentalists" do).

I truly respect a person's free will. People have a right to be whatever religion (or no religion) they please. It's a very Biblical concept; God does not force Himself on you.

I am sad, however, that people don't know and/or reject Christ and I may pray for them, and I may try to tell them about Christianity.

And yes, I think there is a pretty good chance that non-Christians are going to burn in Hell. (Although I've heard arguments that Christ's sacrifice was so great it saves everyone; nice thought, and I hope they are right, but I don't think so.)

That does not mean I think they are bad people. Some of the most horrid, nasty, people I know are Christians. Some of the best people I knwo are not Christians. But that's not the issue --- the issue is whether one falls short of being "sinless" and there is only one way I know of to do that.

So, am I intolerant? I don't think so.


58 posted on 04/01/2005 10:26:44 AM PST by MeanWestTexan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson