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Jack Chick, fundamentalist cartoonist dies

Chick was known for his Chick Tracts; controversial comics rooted in his own fundamentalist Protestant worldview. His tracts were notoriously anti-Catholic and also attacked Freemasons, Muslims, Jews, and other groups whose views he deemed contrary to his own evangelical brand of faith.

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Is “this is the clear teaching of Scripture” an acceptable phrase?

Photo of emotional intelligence mind-map exercise via Tracy Rosen

Writing about emotional intelligence and the fundamentalist interpretation of sola scriptura, author Richard Beck asserts that the mark of a fundamentalist is the lack of awareness of their own hermeneutic.

Beck identifies several statements that demonstrate this; he cites “this is the clear teaching of Scripture” as a perfect example of someone failing to identify their own cognitive process at work, implying that the phrase should be verboten.

From his blog post:

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New Book Explores Fundamentalist Focus on the Apocalypse

Matthew Avery Sutton explores Christian fundamentalist opposition to the Affordable Care Act, climate change, and Federal versus State governance in his newest book, American Apocalypse. The Bible doesn’t directly address States rights, or healthcare models, but fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity has had a large presence on these issues.

Sutton’s curiosity resulted in a 480 page book exploring the mindset of a faith focused on the Apocalypse, and how that lens can affect views on climate science and even the allocation of healthcare resources.

Sutton […]

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