Monday, June 02, 2008

John Piper and Fundamentalists

John Piper has posted "20 Reasons I Don't Take Potshots at Fundamentalists" over at his Desiring God Blog.

Christian fundamentalists get a raw deal. Idiots -- including many in the mainstream media -- think all "fundamentalisms" are equal. Ummm... the fundamentals of Christianity and Islam are vastly different. Hence -- we ostracize and condemn roundly, soundly and vehemently -- those who kill gays, blow up abortion clinics, etc. No mainstream fundamentalist of any renown has ever supported or advocated such acts. The same cannot be said for Islamists who are fundamentalists.

Our fundamentals are "Love they neighbor"; "blessed are the meek"; "bless those who curse you"; among many others. I no longer label myself a "fundamentalist" -- only because the culture has co-opted an otherwise perfectly good word.

Oh well. I still like Piper's list and agree wholeheartedly.

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