Pickles, on Jun 23 2004, 07:32 AM, said:
By the definition i posted, which is echoed in various dictionaries online and offline, a fundamentalist is someone who believes in biblical inerrancy.
How does believing in the inerrancy of the Bible make someone a member of the KKK? I looked at several online dictionaries and have yet to find one that says fundamentalist=KKK member.
Here is my quick definition of a fundamentalist Christian:
A fundamentalist Christian is one who believes in the infallibility of the Bible; a Triune God, eternally existing in three persons-—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, and His substitutionary atonement for our sins through his crucifixion, that He literally arose from the dead and is ascended to Heaven; and that He will literally return at the Second Coming.
Nowhere in there will you find racial hatred. I attended church with people from all races and walks of life. Didn't matter what the outside looked like, what mattered was their heart attitude.
I am a fundamentalist Christian. I believe in Jesus and that he will return as promised. There is no room in my belief (nor my church, BTW) for hate or racism. Even here in Central Oregon (which has almost no "minority"population, my church is compossed of several nationalities and races). We all believe that Jesus died for everyone's sins and we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
Sorry, didn't mean to sound preachy. We don't believe in ramming our faith down someone's throat. We do believe in telling people about our faith and letting them decide.
Annway, I don't consider myself a KKK or any such nonsense!! People who think that true fundamental Chrisitans are such radicals do not understand the belief. Nor are we like some seem to think, stupid and ignorant because we don't think od science as our ultimate religion.
Now as far as the question: I think that arranged marriages MIGHT work out over time, but it could be a very unhappy marriage until they get to know each other.