Friday, November 16, 2007

A thought from Rowland Croucher...

A local protestant minister, Dr Rowland Croucher, has a great little site called "John Mark Ministries" where you will find all sorts of stuff. In his latest email to subscribers, there was this little thought, which I thought was quite good.
Fundamentalism is "believing you have nothing to learn from an 'other' while believing the other has a lot to learn from you". So there are Islamic fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, Evangelical fundamentalists, and Liberal fundamentalists (eg. Jack Spong)etc.
You forgot Catholic fundamentalists, Rowland!

1 Comments:

At Friday, November 16, 2007 4:02:00 pm , Anonymous Rowland Croucher said...

Good point David.

There's a fundamentalist tinge to every ideology. There's Jewish fundamentalism (the Pharisees, in my view) and, yes, Catholic fundamentalism.

In a little article I wrote I suggested that this approach is one of about thirteen which characterize all ideologies - religious and other...

See Was Jesus a Christian? http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/9664.htm

Pax

Rowland Croucher

 

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