Fundamentalism: The Right To Be Wrong

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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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Fundamentalism: The Right To Be Wrong

Dad,

I suppose that you are right, that mine is a family that would only be described as “non-traditional” by Focus on the Family. I don’t pretend to believe that they have a solid grasp on the traditions of family systems. I think that the danger of allowing the fundamentalist to paint the larger American cultural picture is that the beliefs of the fundamentalist are mistaken as mainstream, a fallacy that I am guilty of subscribing to myself. The folks at Focus on the Family would have us believe that Father Knows Best is an example of functionality in a family that we should all strive for. I do think that it is ok for the fundamentalist and evangelical Christian communities to practice their faith in peace and comfort without any interference from me, but I think it is imperative that the general public understand that tolerance and freedom of religious practice is not always the goal of the fundamentalist and evangelical Christian leadership. I can let them practice their faith, but I cannot allow the misconception that they represent me or that the Jesus that they claim is the same Jesus that I follow.

Bryan.

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