Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fundamentalism= True Humanism

Reasons Why Fundamentalists Are Truly Humanists

Fundamentalists worship/have faith in the bible---a product of sinful/errant humanity which happened to be inspired by God---for the bible was written by human hands, compiled by human councils and printed by human inventions in human-made factories. Yet despite the errors in the bible whether attributed to scribal mistakes or printing errors, fundamentalists maintain a blind faith in sinful humanity’s ability to accurately produce the mind of God otherwise known as the doctrine of biblical inerrancy or infalliballism.

Fundamentalists believe that humanity supersedes the Holy Spirit in biblical interpretation which is what bible literalism is. Fundamentalists believe that God only speaks to us through the bible and/or sinful men but does not directly speak to us. See Way Of The Master Radio November 29, 2007 Hour 2 for example. Fundamentalists believe in the human created institution of government and rule by military force for security rather than a radical dependence on God's grace as the root of all true security.

There are other reasons as well, but what are your thoughts?


Christian Beyer said...

As St.Paul put it: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.."

Useful. He said it was useful. Not essential. Not the sole authority. Not the only source of inspiration. But pretty useful. But to whom?

Someone who is a part of the faith tradition that produced the scriptures, I would assume. I doubt if that Gideon bible is really much help to the devout Hindu who finds it in his hotel bedside table.

TheoPoet said...

Thanks as always for your thoughts Christian! Yeah a more literal translation of: ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΝ Β΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Westcott/Hort with Diacritics
πᾶσα γραφὴ θεόπνευστος καὶ ὠφέλιμος πρὸς διδασκαλίαν, πρὸς ἐλεγμόν πρὸς ἐπανόρθωσιν, πρὸς παιδείαν τὴν ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ, is all kinds of scripture are God-breathed and useful for teaching.