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Subject: Re: Poll: What are you? Believer, Atheist.. Date: 2/5/2013 1:47 AM
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Mike,

Can you give me an example (or a few) of something that is a gross distortion that fundamental Christians are knocking people's teeth out with? And what you understand to be the true meaning of what is being distorted?

That varies from one fundamentalist group to another, but it generally consists of some combination of (1) biblical literalism, in which figures of speech and rhetorical hyperbole get taken literally even though not intended that way, and/or (2) reading one passage or another completely devoid of context and not in relation to another passage of scripture that may present a different perspective of the same reality.

I'm assuming that you mean something different from traditional theological hereneutics.

No, that's the traditional hermaneutics of mainstream Christianity.

Norm.
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