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
 
 
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Date: 02/25/04 17:49:29
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