If the term fundamentalist were to be used sparingly, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But it is beginning to be used to describe any and all religions that have stuck to the old values system. Good heavens, if Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson make some hair brained commment, they're roasted for months over it. However, that idiot Congressman Drynan was forgiven for decades worth of tripe uttered from a leftist socialist's point of view. And much of it made Falwell and Robertson look like choir boys.
If the term fundamentalist were to be used sparingly, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
Now here's a good point. This word is becoming as overused as "right," as in, "I have a right to..."
Plus, many fundamentalists are unsure about what it really means, so I'm darn sure the liberal press has no concept about it. Part of the press's concept seems to be that fundamentalists avoid all pop culture, including television and movies and popular fiction. Not true, not true.
posted on 11/28/2001 7:05:14 AM PST
"Good heavens, if Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson make some hair brained commment,"
Oh I agree. I really don't have a problem with these two guys. They are strong in thier opinions. But both are ecumenical and that's good. And they have taste. But it's the Paul Crouch types that REALLY turn off the liberals. So tacky. Sincere but tacky!!
posted on 11/28/2001 8:49:01 AM PST
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