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To: DoughtyOne
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The "Harry Potter" debate is only one form of the ongoing conflict between Christian fundamentalism and secular Western culture.

As an assenting Roman Catholic, I would like to apologize for this poor-excuse-of-a-priest's bigoted religious slur against other well meaning Christians. Every apple basket seems to contain a few rotten ones. This one is just dressed in black.

7 posted on 11/27/2001 9:04:54 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
I would like to apologize for this poor-excuse-of-a-priest's bigoted religious slur against other well meaning Christians.

Okay, okay, help me out. How did this priest slur us "well meaning Christians"?

9 posted on 11/27/2001 9:10:36 PM PST by Exigence
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
"I would like to apologize for this poor-excuse-of-a-priest's bigoted religious slur against other well meaning Christians"

Not me. I think he's right on the money.

11 posted on 11/27/2001 9:33:24 PM PST by Theresa
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
Thanks for your comments. The Friar may actually have made some descent points, I just don't want to spend the time to argue this topic again tonight.

Folks, words like fundamentalist, zealots et al are used the same way liberals use the word conservative to tag Republicans at every opportunity.

For instance, a Republican on television will be introduced as a "Conservative" Republican when Democrat will NEVER be introduce as a "Liberal." These guys are simply playing the mind games of the socialist left. Mention the term conservative over and over in this manner and it becomes negative. This Friar may not even realize what he's doing, although I suspect he does. But make no mistake about it, there is a movement in this nation, and outside this nation, to lump all religions into one radical group.

Take special care to note how our religions are being besmirched by using some of the same tags as are being attached to the Taliban and Al Qaida. Note the term fundamentalist Muslem for instance. The word fundamentalist is being given a very bad conotation right now. And you can be certain that it will nearly always be applied to any religious person or group that supports what most of us would consider descent ideals.

Individuals and churches that view homosexuality and abortion in unfavorable light, will always be set up by the use of the word fundamentalist in their introduction or description of who and what they are.

The UN is rabidly anti-religion. We are buying into the globalist UN mentality. That's why religion is in for a tough time. I'd advise everyone to keep their eyes open.

This Friar's use of the word fundamentalist was a good example of what to watch for.

13 posted on 11/27/2001 9:52:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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