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Yes, how like Gavin.  Free words for everyone.  Cheap!  Free in fact! 
Everyone is in awe at your acrobatic rhetoric.

Of course never did I say to vote for fundamentalists or refrain from saying
you don't like them.  But not liking someone and calling them despicable and
abhorrent are different, as rational people might see.  Clearly this wouldn
t apply to you, Gavin.

And yes, those rabid fundamentalist Christians are definitely the ones to
watch for being the next fascists to lock you up or kill you.  Aside from
the fact that they've been leaders among the abolitionists when it came to
slavery and the civil rights movement.  Furthermore, Many prominant black
civil rights leaders have been fundamentalists, among them Martin Luther
King, Jr.  That scary, horrible Southern Baptist Church thrives today in
many African American communities.

So let's be careful of the Christian fundamentalist bogeyman who is coming
to kill you and smother you with Bibles.   OOOOoooo.  OOOooooOOOOOo.

Justin


-------Original Message-------
 
From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum.
Date: 02/25/04 17:49:29
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: People o' The Book/Re: The fundamentalism Problem
 
Yes Gunnar. Be tolerant to all those who would be intolerant. Just make sure
they don't get hold of the reigns of power. That of course means that in a
democratic secular society you must never tell intolerant fascistic types
that you don't like them. You might hurt their self-esteem and make them cry
 

Of course if they get control of things, you don't have to worry about that
because if you criticize them then they'll just lock you up, torture you and
eventually kill you. 

Be kind Gunnar to the neocons who glibly believe they can continue to use
the fundamentalists in their neighborhood as their cat's paw and their
three-headed dog and who advocate you tread lightly about  their pet monster
s intolerance of your tolerance and your criticism of their intolerance. Don
t you understand, Gunnar? Well don't you?

GAVIN



on 2/25/04 3:16 PM, Justin Blessinger at [log in to unmask] wrote:




So worship all you like at your altar of relativity.  The great thing about
such a position is there is nothing to defend.  But if you hold it in such
high esteem, show a little tolerance for persons who believe they have
learned something true.  Tolerance is something to be extended at least as
much as received.

Justin