Saturday, July 3, 2004
Pole to pole.
The "dry fundamentalist"—like the "dry drunk"—refuses to go through the painful process of healing. He still craves the certainty fix and the safety of an in-group of those also in the know. His likely landing place is scientism. He delights in deflating his old belief by force of his new, equally rigid, belief. And his new community, though far less organized, supports him in this. The poster of John Hagee or Francis Schaeffer is replaced with one of Carl Sagan or Steven Jay Gould. The subscription to Christianity Today replaced with Skeptic.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 3 July 2004 at 11:50 AM