Friday, August 27, 2010

John Smithson A "Flip Flop Fundamentalist?"

I thought this was interesting - small potatoes conservative blogger John Smithson, a man who has constantly attacked this website for allegedly plagiarizing his similarly named right-wing Christian teabag blog, describes himself to be a "fundamentalist Christian."

What makes this interesting is that four years ago, Smithson had commented on a religious message board called Truth Talk attacking "fundamentalism" in response to a post titled "Flip Flop Fundementalist" regarding comments made by Pastor Rick Warren:
A heartly "amen" for this:  I am an evangelical. I'm not a member of the religious right and I'm not a fundamentalist ...Today there really aren't that many Fundamentalists left; I don't know if you know that or not, but they are such a minority; there aren't that many Fundamentalists left in America." (Underscore added for emphasis)

Hopefully, Warren will not be pressured into an apology.  "Fundamentalist" is not a biblical term, the last time I looked.  Rather it is political and sectarian.   It needs to die  -   right along with the exculiveness of some denominations. 
Is Smithson a "flip flop fundamentalist?"

According to his profile, his occupation includes being a "contributor to Fundamentalist Christian reform," but since he had written years ago that fundamentalism is "political and sectarian," is he admitting that his Christianity is fake?

Maybe he is admitting that he is not a Christian but a full-blown conservative activist masquerading as a Christian to advance his right-wing agenda.

This is important because Smithson has constantly targeted those who oppose his fundamentalist "political and sectarian" beliefs with ad hominem attacks, but when looking into Smithson's own background and written text to fully understand his comments, his history is riddled with contradictions and when faced with those contradictions, he refuses to address them and just moves on to his next bullet point (all the while complaining that his opponent doesn't want real debate.

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