In my experience, when someone calls someone else a “fundamentalist,” they don’t usually seem to know what they’re saying. It’s become a kind of shorthand for “ultra conservative.” But since many people think that being a “fundamentalist” in our wealthy, western, liberal society is a very bad thing, name-calling in this way seems to have … Continue reading Liberal and conservative fundamentalisms
“You’re a hypocrite.” Has anyone ever said that to you? It’s a nasty and unpleasant thing!
A hypocrite is a pretender—someone who says they believe certain ideals but doesn’t actually live them out in their own life. Hypocrites were the people Jesus often railed against.
But guess what? Regardless of your theological leanings, it’s easy to become one!