Fundamentalism and what I believe

Mikey and I had an interesting conversation the other day about the differences between Fundamentalism and what I'd describe as the form of evangelicalism we'd subscribe to.

You can read the write up of his thoughts here.



Sherrin said... 11/13/2008 9:45 am  

Personally, I don't understand the need to try to categorise people and their views. Wouldn't it be better to judge arguments on the basis of the Bible, and individuals as the mixed-up packages they arrive in?

I think these attempts to categorise often stem from a desire to say "I'm not like that type of Christian" or "Christianity is not about that". In reality, of course, it is difficult to distance oneself from the actions and attitudes of other Christians in that way. In the eyes of non-Christians, anyway. It also potentially leads to siding against a fellow Christian on the basis of a mental categorisation of their views, rather than an engagement with their actual argument.

Mikey Lynch said... 11/13/2008 11:21 am  

Hi Sherrin, I'm really sorry if using the term 'fundamentalist' was offensive to you. I didn't intend it to be a cheap, jeering shot. Also, fwiw, my post wasn't about you in particular.

God bless

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