Friday, November 04, 2005

our endangered values

Heard a really good interview on NPR with Jimmy Carter. He has a new book out - Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis. In the interview he talks about (and I found myself agreeing with):
  • separation of church and state
  • women in church
  • intelligent design
  • fundamentalism

A fundamentalist believes I am uniquely related to God. And my own opinions are derived from heaven and they must be therefore right. And anyone who disagrees with me, by definition, is wrong. Because I speak for God, therefore I must be right. And anyone who disagrees with me is not only wrong, but inferior. - Jimmy Carter's definition of a fundamentalist

Oh and he also adds that fundamenlists are usually male and tend to subjugate women - no wonder I've got a problem with them.

1 comment:

Ddot the King said...

Jimmy Carter is cool