When the word “fundamentalism” is used, it’s generally about the “right”. I reject that premise. Fundamentalism exists at the extremes. That is “left” or “right”.
And what I have noticed in this incendiary time in which we live is this: FEAR is a driving force on both sides. There is a deep motivation to FEAR the “other side” and what “they will do” if “they” get in power.
Reject fear. Reject fundamentalism.
Now, the call from the “left” is that it’s time to stop calling “fundamentalists” Christians.
Which is okay, I suppose, because “fundamentalists” have thought “liberals” weren’t saved a long time ago.
So… no one is the Kingdom now.
Do we feel better now?
There is no amount of pleading right now I could do… or anyone… to keep the shouting down. We’re just determined to set up new “fundamentalisms” and declare who is “in” and who is “out.”
In this, Christ is lost, and the Church continues to fail to listen, to pray, and to REPENT.
Not that this will do any good whatsoever, but I would warn those on the “left” who are choosing to be shrill that 30 years ago those on the “right” were “in” when it came to influence… and look where that landed them. Now, those on the “left” who are shrill enough to be graced with column inches on the Huff and Puff Post are feeling the good times.
Just remember… it cycles. When you want to play this world’s games and find favorites in this world’s systems… this world’s systems WILL chew you up and spit you out.
I know this goes unheeded, but I said it.