fundamentalism

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Fundies and Aspies

Ned Spodos has seen it from both sides.

Killing the Buddha

Cowboy for Christ

Gender-bending love at Bible camp. From Believer, Beware, now available as an e-book!

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Baseball Literalism

There is a long and often ridiculous history of comparing baseball to a religion. Rule-bound, slow to change, cyclic, and timeless; an assembly of people presided over by men in funny outfits, who say what is safe and what is out; a space sealed-off from the rest of society, yet definitional to a national culture: the…

William Lane Craig, from his July 2013 email newsletter.

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher

Life lessons from the Christian apologist William Lane Craig.

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Dear America: Moderate Muslims Exist

And they love bacon, booze, and cookies and cream.

Harold Camping.

The Man Behind Judgment Day

An interview with Harold Camping, predictor of the end of the world.

Tom Evans. Photo by author.

Dead-End Job

Meet the publicist for the May 21st apocalypse.

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Reverend Phelps, Your Cause Is Just!

Occasionally KtB just can’t resist sharing its space with some of the wild letter-writers we hear from on a regular basis. They, after all, are part of the cacophony choir, to the exposition of which the site is so fervently devoted. Take, as a saner preface to this, Josh Garrett-Davis’ recent piece here on Fred…

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Clouds, When Determined By Context

On the sci-fi roots of modern fundamentalism.

"Westboro Baptist Church outside ADL offices" by k763 via Flickr

The Magnetic Poetry of Fred Phelps

How a onetime civil rights lawyer learned that God hates fags.

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God Hates Lady Gaga

According to yesterday’s New York Times, this has been an unusually cold winter due to a mass of high pressure over Greenland that has forced the jet stream down under North America’s collar. According to the Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, “God is knocking the crap out of this country”…

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Baby Stealers

Buddha killer Kathryn Joyce presents a chilling story in this week’s Nation: “Shotgun Adoption,” an investigation of the use of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to coerce unmarried pregnant women into giving their children to wealthier Christian couples. And it’s even creepier than that — maintain CPCs, as they’re called, maintain luxurious pregnancy homes for the…

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Jesus Plus Nothing, Minus Somalia

How Christian fundamentalism helped turn Somalia into the next staging ground for Islamic radicalism.

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The Little Servant of God

A new BBC documentary introduces the gospel’s most adorable foot soldier.

Quiverfull

Victory Through Daughters

An exclusive excerpt from Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement from Beacon Press.

"Bump wasn't horseplay, it was physicalized theology..."

Bump

A New Testament spin on an Old Testament game.

Bob Jones

Being Black at Bob Jones U.

A fundamentalist university enters the age of integration. Sort of.

Oklahoma City

The Joy of Dissent, or Why I Miss Fundamentalism

Timothy McVeigh and the impossibility of transcending the market.