Monday, August 5, 2013
Five Biblical Concepts Fundamentalists Just Don’t Understand
“I worry that Christianity and religion in general is represented by its most conservative fundamentalist elements,” writes Sean McElwee in this article for AlterNet. Can you guess the five concepts he says “right-wing evangelical fundamentalists” have difficulty accepting so try to explain away— in spite of claiming to “go back to the roots of Christianity”? He lists five topics, quotes a Bible passage related to each, and then tells why politically ideological right-wing Christians deny the meaning of each passage because they reject its principles. On the topic of gender roles, for example, he writes: “Fundamentalists want to keep women submissive and subservient, but Jesus won’t let them.” Be sure to check out all five topics McElwee discusses.