Monthly Archives: December 2011

How Fundamentalist Churches are Similar to the KKK

In 1776 in the United States churches emphasized loyalty to the 13 independent states when King George recalled all his priests and bishops to England. Spiritual renewal ran like wildfire through the American frontier, churches being swept up in a … Continue reading

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Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

The only specific way that Jesus told adult children to honor their parents was to support them in their old age. When you go down the list of what we are tempted to believe when we think of honoring our … Continue reading

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Hardline Churches of Christ are Shame Based

The previous blog post outlined how many fundamentalist churches follow the same rules as shame based families. But the hardline Churches of Christ (about 10% of Churches of Christ in general) go one better: they are competitive, they are the … Continue reading

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Fundamentalists have shame-based families

John Bradshaw, a popular psychologist in the 1980s, came up with seven rules that  fundamentalist shame based families live by. He should know, he grew up in a fundamentalist Catholic home. 1. The first rule is to control everything. If … Continue reading

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