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Historian: First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists
Live Science via Yahoo ^ | 12-11-07 | Heather Whipps

Posted on 12/11/2007 11:16:54 AM PST by squireofgothos

Without the clergy guiding them, and with religion still a very important factor in the average person's life, their fate rested in their own hands, Simpson said.

The rise of fundamentalist interpretations during the English Reformation can be used to understand the global political situation today and the growth of Islamic extremism, Simpson said as an example.

"Very definitely, we see the same phenomenon: newly literate people claiming that the sacred text speaks for itself, and legitimates violence and repression," Simpson said, "and the same is also true of Christian fundamentalists."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bible; christianity; churchhistory; evilchristians; groupsects; heatherisstupid; ignorantheather; protestant; reformation; reformed; revisionisthistory
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This is rich. "Reading became a tightrope of terror across an abyss of predestination"
As they say-- a mind is a terrible thing...
1 posted on 12/11/2007 11:16:56 AM PST by squireofgothos
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To: squireofgothos

More problematic for the elites of the day, they could read for themselves that the “Divine Right of Kings” was pure balderdash.


2 posted on 12/11/2007 11:20:51 AM PST by DManA
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To: squireofgothos

BTW, what does this trash have to do with science?


3 posted on 12/11/2007 11:22:23 AM PST by DManA
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To: squireofgothos
English Reformation can be used to understand the global political situation today and the growth of Islamic extremism

Yeah, 9/11 is to be blamed on those wily English Protestants!/barf

4 posted on 12/11/2007 11:22:44 AM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: squireofgothos

So we are supposed to believe that Islamic terrorism was created by English Protestants?

Who knew?!


5 posted on 12/11/2007 11:25:22 AM PST by iowamark
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To: DManA

That’s a good question! Why’s this is the science section?


6 posted on 12/11/2007 11:26:53 AM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: squireofgothos
All the world's current problems attributed to an English version of the Bible.

Another block placed in the tomb the hysterical God haters are trying to seal us into.

7 posted on 12/11/2007 11:28:51 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: squireofgothos
and legitimates violence and repression," Simpson said, "and the same is also true of Christian fundamentalists."

Yes Christians hijack airplanes, blow buildings up, suicide bomb pizza parlors, behead journalists, riot about political cartoons, and throw people in jail for naming a child's toy Jesus Christ.

8 posted on 12/11/2007 11:30:06 AM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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"Why’s this is the science section?"

Science and pseudo science are sometimes hard to tell apart. Ask Al Gore.

9 posted on 12/11/2007 11:30:06 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: squireofgothos

“Why is this in the science section?”

Ans: One of the premier coups of the liberal “arts” jokesters was to create academic areas called “Political Science” and “Social Science”. Of course, when compared to real science, both of these titles are Oxymorons. For the most part, practitioners of these trades demonstrate only the “moron” part.


10 posted on 12/11/2007 11:32:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: squireofgothos
Without the clergy guiding them, and with religion still a very important factor in the average person's life, their fate rested in their own hands, Simpson said.

Yes, how sad...  dimwit!

Evidently this jackass is ignorant of the circumstances surrounding the lack of scriptures available to the general populace during the dark ages.  The scripts were strictly controlled by the church, and it was unlawful for others to have them.  The church strictly interpreted the scriptures to suit it's own purposes.  This period was a very dark period, with religious persecution on a large scale.  To act as if the release of scriptures was the inception of trouble, isn't just nonsense, it's disinformation on a grand scale.  King James may not have been the first, but at his directive scholars of the day brought together the scritpures and formed what we commonly refer to as the Bible today.

Look what White Christians have brought the world.  Then please tell me how that relates to what Muslems have presented to humanity.

11 posted on 12/11/2007 11:36:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: squireofgothos
The level of biblical scholarship in the 1600s was soooo much higher than what is bandied about today that there is simply no comparison. The Presbyterians, various types of Independents and Separatists, Anabaptists, and various schools of thought within the King’s Church, all conducted debates on a higher plane than what goes on today. Yet “fundamentalists” like Cromwell himself could call for an understanding and common belief from the “various sects”.
12 posted on 12/11/2007 11:36:43 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Domandred

Why’s this is the science section?

Because, science wants to pretend that God does not exist.
Therefore, science is the new god. Bow and worship, all you ignorant peons!!! /s


13 posted on 12/11/2007 11:37:29 AM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: squireofgothos

How much was the author paid? I could have told you this after teaching 10th grade world history!! Duh!


14 posted on 12/11/2007 11:38:57 AM PST by blu
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To: squireofgothos

Welcome to FR.


15 posted on 12/11/2007 11:40:16 AM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Gamecock

Pingworthy?


16 posted on 12/11/2007 11:45:03 AM PST by PAR35
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To: DoughtyOne

There was no Spanish Inquisition. I repeat, the Spanish Inquisition is a myth. Persecution in the church did not start till the insidious-evil-intolerant-burgousie-oppressor Protestants put the Bible into the hands of the common man.

To the reeducation camps with you.


17 posted on 12/11/2007 11:45:51 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Friends don't let friends vote Huckabee)
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To: squireofgothos

Welcome to FR.


18 posted on 12/11/2007 11:46:39 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka! Itís just another ordinary miracle today.)
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To: DManA

don’t you know? only conservatives believe in that old fashioned thing called double blind controlled experiments


19 posted on 12/11/2007 11:49:09 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka! Itís just another ordinary miracle today.)
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To: DoughtyOne
it's disinformation on a grand scale

Your post is disinformation on a grand scale. Possession of the Bible per se was never illegal, except in one area in southern France in the 13th century, which prohibition lasted for about 50 years.

Possession of Protestant bibles was illegal in England for a period of time leading up the reformation ... whereupon possession of Catholic bibles or anything else Catholic became illegal.

Personal Bible ownership was scarce prior to the invention of the printing press for the simple reason that a Bible (if you could even read it) cost about what a moderately-priced new car costs today.

20 posted on 12/11/2007 11:50:31 AM PST by Campion
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