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How to Talk to a Fundamentalist (If You Must)
Former fundie talks about how her uncle convinced her by asking questions, preventing the whole cached thought/semantic stop sign thing, and showing how alternative ways of living can be fulfilling.
fundamentalism  religion  quiverfull  debate 
july 2011 by pw201
Johann Hari: The Pope, the Prophet, and the religious support for evil - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
"What can make tens of millions of people – who are in their daily lives peaceful and compassionate and caring – suddenly want to physically dismember a man for drawing a cartoon, or make excuses for an international criminal conspiracy to protect child-rapists?" Anyone, Bueller, anyone?
atheism  catholic  christianity  culture  evil  fundamentalism  islam  johann-hari  pope  religion  mohammed  cartoons 
march 2010 by pw201
Dr. Marlene Winell speaks about indoctrination by authoritarian religion
Dr Winell speaks to Valeria Tarico. Winell's experiences and those of her clients were much more traumatic than mine, because their churches really did deserve the "fundamentalist" label, but it's still an interesting video on the psychology of leaving a religion. The part about how if something doesn't work for you it's your fault and you must try harder rang some bells. Via Debunking Christianity.
video  religion  valerie-tarico  indoctrination  hell  rapture  psychology  fundamentalism  christianity 
february 2010 by pw201
The Redheaded Skeptic
"Notes on the journey from minister's wife to atheist". Laura from Arkansas was married to a Baptist pastor who sounds like a real charmer. She writes about the emotional side of her transition to atheism.
atheism  christianity  religion  de-conversion  fundamentalism  complementarianism 
november 2009 by pw201
The silliest smear: "fundamentalist atheist"
The Economist has spotted that calling Dawkins a fundamentalist is a bit silly.
atheism  religion  dawkins  fundamentalism  economist 
july 2009 by pw201
Nerds are nuts
On the link between engineering and fundamentalism.
religion  science  fundamentalism  psychology  engineering 
march 2009 by pw201
Failing the Insider Test - My de-conversion story « de-conversion
A long but interesting story from a former fundamentalist. At various points, he identifies places where it would have been rational for him to give up on faith, but he didn't. Shows how hard it is to get out, I think.
christianity  atheism  religion  fundamentalism  deconversion  ex-christian  exchristian 
march 2009 by pw201
We need to stop being such cowards about Islam - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
"It is condescending to treat Muslims like excitable children who cannot cope with the probing, mocking treatment we hand out to Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism."
philosophy  islam  fundamentalism  religion  aisha  mohammed  books  atheism  johann-hari 
august 2008 by pw201
Jesus Made Me Puke : Rolling Stone
'"In the name of Jesus, I cast out the demon of handwriting analysis!" shouted Fortenberry.' The CICCU house party was never like this.
christianity  evangelicalism  jesus  religion  usa  retreat  john-hagee  fundamentalism 
april 2008 by pw201
A Salvation Story [Repost] - IIDB
An interesting de-conversion story. Some familiar feelings there for me.
atheism  fundamentalism  religion  evangelicalism  deconversion  de-conversion 
october 2007 by pw201
Silver Bling Thing
There's more to the "Silver Ring Thing" case than first meets the eye.
christianity  education  fundamentalism  news  silver  ring  Religion  silver-ring-thing  SRT  celibacy  sex 
july 2007 by pw201
Cover story: 'My brother the bomber' by Shiv Malik | Prospect Magazine June 2007 issue 135
"What turned Mohammad Sidique Khan, a softly spoken youth worker, into the mastermind of 7/7? I spent months in a Leeds suburb getting to know Khan's brother. A complex and disturbing story of the bomber's radicalisation emerged "
culture  fundamentalism  islam  religion  terrorism  immigration 
may 2007 by pw201
How dare you call me a fundamentalist-Richard Dawkins
Dawkins responds to some of the more common objections to his book and to his style of argument.
atheism  Dawkins  religion  Fundamentalism  times 
may 2007 by pw201 - The Official Richard Dawkins Website
Good responses to the allegations that Dawkins and chums are fundamentalists. Also addresses the "Stalin was an atheist" canard.
atheism  dawkins  fundamentalism  stalin 
may 2007 by pw201
Inherit the Wind, Redux -
Review of a book about the Dover evolution trial.
evolution  ID  fundamentalism 
february 2007 by pw201
Through a Glass, Darkly (
American history has been appropriated by modern fundamentalists to build their legends.
politics  religion  history  fundamentalism  christianity  culture 
january 2007 by pw201

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