Re: Glenn makes front page of AiG today

From: gordon brown (
Date: Sun Feb 10 2002 - 21:04:51 EST

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    On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, John W Burgeson wrote:

    > But, as Edmund Burke observed, "Just because only a little can be done,
    > it does not excuse one from doing what he can." (paraphrased), we must
    > keep on keeping on in the gallant battle. Fundamentalism is only 90 years
    > old, it has a good way to go before it dies. That it will die, I have
    > little doubt. And, as Allen well knows, both you and I, along with many
    > here, are committed to killing it just a little bit sooner by our
    > arguments and testimonies.

    The term fundamentalist seems to have undergone quite a bit of evolution
    in the last 90 years until its range of uses makes its meaning rather
    fuzzy. It is supposedly derived from the publication, The Fundamentals,
    but it seems to have become a pejorative term applied to those who are
    devoutly religious and with whom one disagrees. This now includes Islamic

    The Fundamentals were written as an answer to the teachings of the higher
    criticism of the early 20th century. If YEC's read the Fundamentals'
    article on science by James Orr, they would be very upset. Orr endorsed
    the view that the days of Genesis 1 were eons, and he even suggested that
    evolution was a new name for creation.

    Gordon Brown
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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