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Musings on …… Fundy~mental~ism


To start out your week with a bang…. 

My stuff is written in italics 

Please remember when you are commenting here, I am only focusing on christian fundamentalism and I only did this because I was wondering if I fell under its definition….


Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Cite This Source

fun·da·men·tal·ism   [fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uhm] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation


1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a movement in American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century in reaction to modernism and that stresses the infallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record, holding as essential to Christian faith belief in such doctrines as the creation of the world, the virgin birth, physical resurrection, atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and the Second Coming.
2. the beliefs held by those in this movement.
3. strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles: the fundamentalism of the extreme conservatives.

fun·da·men·tal·ist, noun, adjective

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American Heritage DictionaryCite This Source

fun·da·men·tal·ism   (fŭn’də-měn’tl-ĭz’əm)  Pronunciation Key

  1. A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
    1. often Fundamentalism An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.
    2. Adherence to the theology of this movement.

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