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Author Topic:   What Would Society Look Like Under Biblical Fundamentalism?
nator
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Message 11 of 31 (382587)
02-05-2007 10:53 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by anglagard
02-04-2007 3:19 PM


I'd also like to know if Atheists and other non-believers will continue to have citizenship status or if we will be forced to join the church or made to leave (or worse) if we refuse?

As a woman, I am particularly curious to hear the honest, uncensored wishes of our fundamentalis friends regarding the role and preferred conduct of women if Christian Fundamentalism had the power to change things.


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nator
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Message 13 of 31 (383640)
02-08-2007 5:48 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Archer Opteryx
02-08-2007 4:09 PM


Re: nothing to fear but fundamentalist fear itself?
Yes, I am also rather surprised that nobody, even Buzsaw, hasn't come forward and outlined his Christian Fundamentalist Utopia for us.
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nator
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Message 27 of 31 (386144)
02-19-2007 9:11 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Hyroglyphx
02-11-2007 5:24 PM


Buzsaw, Nemesis Juggernaut, and Hoot Mon implied that any fear of Christian Fundamentalism is misplaced and overblown.

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In comparison to the ideology of radical Islam it certainly pales in comparison.

I don't see a lot of difference, personally.

In either system, as a woman I would be completely marginalized.

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In other words, I wouldn't change the foundation of the nation for anything.

So, you agree that the government should be strictly secular?

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As far as science, I would leave it as it is with the exception of allowing ID to be considered in the curriculum.

So, you advocate for religion being included in science classrooms, then.

At the very least, you advocate for non-science to be taught as if it were science.

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The only thing I would criminalize in your list is abortion because I see it as murder.

So, what would this look like in practice, exactly?

Would you sentence 12 year old incest victims who get abortions to spend their lives in prison? What about all rape victims? Or the single mother of 6 who is barely making ends meet as it is? What about girls who are too young to have babies and carrying a pregnancy to term might make them infertile?

Would you also advocate imprisoning the physicians who performed them? Would you prosecute as accesories to murder the parents, siblings, or friends of a girl or woman who took her to get an abortion?

Assuming that you do succeed in reducing abortions through these extreme punitive measures, how are you going to provide for the many thousands of unwanted babies that are going to flood the country?

Are you prepared for the upsurge in crime that the increase in children living in poverty will certainly bring?

Also, are you going to pay the funeral expenses and provide for the surviving dependents of the women and girls who die because safe abortion services were not available?

Juggs, I strongly suggest that you read Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale. It is a not-too-unrealistic depiction of what might happen if the christian fundies got into power here in the US.

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nator
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Message 28 of 31 (386590)
02-22-2007 3:05 PM


bump, so this doesn't disappear
I'd really like to know what Juggs' criminalizing of abortion would look like in practice.

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