14034Re: [CF] OT: religious fundamentalists
- Aug 1, 2005On 8/1/05, Fitzsimmons, Diane <dcfitzsimmons@...> wrote:
> "Since the 1940s, the term fundamentalist has come to denote aDiane,
> particularly aggressive style related to the conviction that the
> separation from cultural decadence and apostate (read liberal) churches
> are telling marks of faithfulness to Christ."
As an adherent of the Religious Society of Friends, I'm well aware of
the differentiation to be made between Fundamentalism and
Evangelicalism. Quakers are within the Evangelical tradition of the
modern Protestant church, although - since the idea of continuing
revelation is central to our testimonies - I think it would be hard to
pin a fundamentalist label on us.
I tried to be mindful and careful in my post to use the term
fundamentalist in describing the homeschoolers in this area who
primarily identify themselves as Christian. I used that term
specifically because it is my understanding that these homeschoolers
have withdrawn their kids from a mainstream school setting
specifically to shield them from influences which are not in their
particular religious tradition.
Obviously, there is a lot of diversity within the Christian community
and a lot of religious diversity within the homeschooling community.
I apologize if my characterizations of groups and sub-groups offended
you in any way.
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