Customer Discussions > Christianity forum

Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 74 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 7:40:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 9:39:33 AM PST
10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

P.S. I did not create this list. It was in general circulation with no author credited. It was too good not to share.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:03:09 PM PST
DocMMV says:
Nice list.
I'd rather hang out with the people of the list than with you.
Thanks for sharing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:34:06 PM PST
Speaking as an atheist... it was asinine to start this discussion in the Christianity forum.

It's as classless, tacky, and juvenile as starting an anti-Twilight discussion in a fan forum.

Amazon should delete this discussion... and, IMO, ban you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:40:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 8:42:26 PM PST
Astrocat says:
Chuck, regardless of the negative comments above, I do like your list and find it not at all excessive, but pretty much true to life. But yes, it might have been better to post it in the Religion forum. Oh, I see you've posted it over there, as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:41:55 PM PST
He posted the *same* list there...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:49:31 PM PST
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 9:58:59 PM PST
B-Jak says:
"I'd rather hang out with the people of the list than with you."
Yeah, we know (see item 4).

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 5:24:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 5:26:22 PM PST
Well, I don't know if I would consider it classless or tacky. Christianity has been classless and tacky in the United States for quite a few years now. The list is an honest assessment and does not say anything that is absolutely false or even the bending of the truth. It is spot on.

Now on the other hand, there are quite a few theists, believers etc... who make outlandish statements about atheists in a hope that some of it sticks and it keeps the propaganda mill lurching with just one more revolution of the wheel to put out threadbare, worn out rumors or false characterizations spread with a wide brush of atheists. A few such as atheism = communism, atheists have no morals or lack morals to name just a couple.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 5:32:47 PM PST
jpl says:
Michael Altarriba says: Speaking as an atheist... it was asinine to start this discussion in the Christianity forum.It's as classless, tacky, and juvenile as starting an anti-Twilight discussion in a fan forum.

Amazon should delete this discussion... and, IMO, ban you.

jpl: Speaking as a non-theist, I believe in freedom of speech.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 5:45:37 PM PST
Michael Altarriba: Speaking as an atheist... it was asinine to start this discussion in the Christianity forum.

Chuck: Which of the ten signs didn't apply to Christianity? This is the Christian forum isn't it?

Michael Altarriba: It's as classless, tacky, and juvenile as starting an anti-Twilight discussion in a fan forum.

Chuck: Sorry, but if the forum is open to the public and the content of the post is on topic, then it is appropriate. The post is about a sect of Christianity and the forum is about Christianity. It wasn't about model airplane building, resoling boots, or training snakes; it was about Christianity. Your complaint is really about it being "classless, tacky, and juvenile" because it might offend the sensibilities of some Christians, but that is an unfortunate side effect of the cultural war. There are not too many days that I'm not upset by something done by a Fundamentalist. You seem to think that only the sweet lies told in Sunday school are appropriate here, but you are wrong. If today is like yesterday and all the yesterdays before it, someone will die because of religion, possibly a horrific death.

Michael Altarriba: Amazon should delete this discussion... and, IMO, ban you.

Chuck: So now you're openly protesting free speech ... I would never have expected that from you.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:04:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 6:06:59 PM PST
It is freedom of speech. Face it. Christianity and Christians have been hogging the soapbox for quite a few centuries already. It is refreshing to hear something such as non-belief which is clear, pure and does not have the ancient dogma and the superstitions that are mired in ancient outmoded thinking that harks back to clueless shepherds of the Middle East making feeble attempts to understand our world by spinning yarns from even more ancient similar yarns. Yarns and stories which can not be verified or examined for their veracity. Why Western Civilization so freely accepts anything coming out of that part of the world known as the Middle East from over 2,000 years ago without a shred of archeological or historical evidence is beyond me.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:15:02 PM PST
Freedom also carries with it responsibility.

This post, made in the Christianity forum, isn't an attempt at speech... it's an attempt to pick a fight.

I fully support freedom of speech. I do not, however, absolve speakers from any responsibility for their intent, or the foreseeable consequences of their actions.

You're not trying to have a discussion. You're trying to start an argument, for no better reason it seems than to have an argument.

Also, this is a public forum owned by a private company, and run at their discretion. So, technically speaking, you *don't* have freedom of speech here... though, morally and ethically, I believe that Amazon.com has a responsibility to not moderate speech based on its ideological content.

It does have the moral and ethical right to stop trolling, however.

I've said what I wanted to say...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:25:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2012 7:02:15 PM PST
Michael Altarriba: Freedom also carries with it responsibility.

Chuck: I agree, and it is the responsibility of each person to do what they can reasonably do to stop anything that harms the common good. Religion kills. The small amount of good done by religion is far out weighted by the harm. Even tobacco has some positives -- it raises taxes and creates jobs -- but at what cost?

Michael Altarriba: This post, made in the Christianity forum, isn't an attempt at speech... it's an attempt to pick a fight.

Chuck: True, but aren't there some causes where fights should be picked? If there were no fights there would be minimal change in society.

Michael Altarriba: I fully support freedom of speech. I do not, however, absolve speakers from any responsibility for their intent, or the foreseeable consequences of their actions.

Chuck: Nor should you and nor should I. You're an admitted atheist. Are you really pleading ignorance to all the harm caused by religion?

Michael Altarriba: You're not trying to have a discussion. You're trying to start an argument, for no better reason it seems than to have an argument.

Chuck: Except for starting an argument, you are wrong on all counts. Exposing religion's harm and encouraging others to turn away from superstition is the reason for the post. As I said, religion kills.

Michael Altarriba: Also, this is a public forum owned by a private company, and run at their discretion. So, technically speaking, you *don't* have freedom of speech here... though, morally and ethically, I believe that Amazon.com has a responsibility to not moderate speech based on its ideological content.

Chuck: On this you have a point. What rule would you suggest they enforce? Perhaps only the sweet Sunday lies can be repeated on this forum? Are you arguing my post was not about Christianity?

Michael Altarriba: It does have the moral and ethical right to stop trolling, however.

Chuck: I'm not sure about that. As I understand "trolling," it is simply baiting an argument without concern about the outcome, i.e. making baseless statements on either side of the argument without true concern for a prevailing point view. As for trolls, they can and do stimulate debate, and there is always the ignore button. I think Amazon has satisfied their moral and ethical obligations.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 9:04:18 PM PST
Iatric says:
Well this certainly turned out to be unexpectedly funny...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:09:22 PM PST
[Deleted by the author on Dec 4, 2012 9:48:10 AM PST]

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 9:13:42 PM PST
jpl says:
Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

jpl: Another one: you're afraid to question that which was imprinted on you before you could think.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:32:54 PM PST
Harold Lime says:
Nice analogy. Fundamentalist Christians are comparable to devoted fans of supernatural-themed fiction? You may have a point.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:33:48 PM PST
Harold Lime says:
So you're a Beckett fan? Definitely better than Twilight.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:40:34 PM PST
Harold Lime says:
'As I understand "trolling," it is simply baiting an argument without concern about the outcome'

Close - I believe the kids call the desired outcome "lulz." Other than that, there's no concern about the outcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:15:44 AM PST
Ronald Craig says:
Wow... talk about strewing fecal matter about. Nice. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:25:51 AM PST
Lao Tzu says:
Scientific Mind, I agree that some Christians say unsupportable and vindictive things about us, but I also like it when the rationalists show themselves as the more mature of the two groups.

I do believe that the "Religion" forum is more like the wild west, and might be the best placed for challenging or ridiculing threads.

I have posted many times I think Christians should be allowed "their" threads to discuss internal matters of doctrine, relatively unmolested.

As long as they understand that we will be drawn in with a thread title like "You are going to hell" or some such, or if the question is clearly one of philosophy that many belief systems can/should address.

Perhaps also, the Christians get tired of talking about whether god is one or three entities, or whether full immersion is necessary for baptism, so they secretly or openly enjoy the atheist input. It gives them a chance to proselytize.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:28:11 AM PST
Lao Tzu says:
I agree Michael - there is a difference between having the right to speech, and the wisdom to know when and where to apply it.

I always consider the fact that the Christians are just trying to get through the day, like we are. This does not excuse the worst elements, but I don't mind them supporting one another.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 6:54:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 8:07:51 AM PST
G. J. Stein: You inspired me to dig up a post I made awhile back ....

Chuck: Your pride has been misplaced. Your ramblings was simply too easy to disassemble.

G. J. Stein: ... masturbating themselves in public for the price of a cheap laugh.

Chuck: There seems to be lot of that going around. But my post wasn't for laughs. Religion kills.

G. J. Stein: Ever notice how ... silly it is for [an] ...atheist to be wasting so much ... time ... [on a Christian] forum ... ?

Chuck: Exposing the true horrific nature of the God of Abraham and the stupidity of the Bible is not a waste of time. As I type this there has been twenty-six votes, I wonder how many read the OP without voting? Based on some other sites where views are counted, I'm guessing at least a 100 or more have read the post. Out of those maybe a few will actually think about what has been said. Religion cannot withstand honest analyst. The Bible will eventually become nothing but a book of mythology.

G. J. Stein: ... what does it really matter to anyone ... what my god or some other persons god, does or doesn't do?

Chuck: What does it matter? Women are still being stoned to death in countries whose thinking is as backwards as yours. (Please don't show your ignorance by saying it's NOT your god or the Bible that's causing it.) Gays are still being tormented and sometimes killed in this country because of your god and your "good" book. People will die because scientific research is delayed. Read Deuteronomy chapter 20 to see one reason why we can't get peace in the Middle East. Pay particular attention to verses 16-19. Religion kills.

G. J. Stein: What it really proves is their belief in and hatred of gods and desire to usurp them as a god themselves.

Chuck: This is so absurd on so many levels that dignifying it with a comment would be absurd.

G. J. Stein: Not proof enough?

Chuck: Sorry, but nothing you wrote rises to the level of "proof."

G. J. Stein: How about these atheists who [who eat meat]? What sort of gods are these atheists who make sport of, and exterminate their lesser brethren,
without warning and without compassion?

Chuck: Your outrage is misdirected. It's your god who made a world based on murder. Everything eats everything else ... usually while the victim is still alive. God of mercy?

G. J. Stein: For those who reject gods, ....

Chuck: So you're a polytheist?

G. J. Stein: ... the blood of those innocents are on their [atheists'] hands,....

Chuck: No, your god's hands are dripping it. "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. (Numbers 31: 17-18) 32,000 "women children" were handed over to God's brave warriors. (verse 35) Wonder how many were killed to get 32,000 young girls to pass around?

G. J. Stein: Go away Chuck. You're a liar ....

Chuck: Okay, as a Christian calling someone a liar is a no-no unless they are. You publicly called me a liar, so publicly put the spotlight on where I did?

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 7:39:09 AM PST
Alan says:
This list describes fairly well the fundamentalist position, but not the position of all Christians. I know many Christians who would not disagree with the underlying meaning of this list, though they might perhaps wish to rephrase it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 9:47:54 AM PST
[Deleted by the author on Dec 4, 2012 12:46:56 PM PST]
‹ Previous 1 2 3 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the Christianity forum

 

This discussion

Discussion in:  Christianity forum
Participants:  23
Total posts:  74
Initial post:  Dec 2, 2012
Latest post:  Dec 16, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 5 customers

Search Customer Discussions