More E-mails From Fundies

Now that I’ve read some of the ‘stuff” on your site, what do i do with
my newfound fundie friends. Should I drop them and ask you to e-mail
me a list of approved Christian friends that measure up with YOUR
criteria? Your problem is that you don’t paint with a broad enough
brush. The Grahams, (Yeah you know, Billy, Franklin and Ned) have long
been giving aid and comfort to the same Chinese church apparatus that
has been killing and persecuting our brethren for years. No complaints
on this site about that. I could site the likes of Rick Warren, Bill
Hybels, Josh McDowell and others who with their rhetoric have
supported the arrest of brethren for witnessing to Muslims in
Dearborn, Michigan and persecution and imprisonment of brethren for
“proselytizing” in other nations. Why are there no posts here about
that. Answer. Because to do so is to use too broad a brush. I’m
surprised you guys weren’t high-fiving one another over the deaths of
these missionaries in Mexico. Weren’t THEY fundies? With all due
candor, I cannot call myself a fundie, not in the purest sense anyway.
But people like you (yourselves, whatever) will make a fundie out of
me. There are plenty of planks to be pulled out of eyes. Start with
your own. Of course it could be that I’m not even dealing with true
Christians here. I don’t know who I’m dealing with here at vthis site.
Maybe this comment was just a complete waste of time.

(Signed)None of your business

You know, I really feel for this individual. It must be such a bummer to go to a site about fundamentalists and then discover that they only talk about fundamentalists instead of whatever your own pet topics are.

131 thoughts on “More E-mails From Fundies”

    1. You’re right. He’s not a true fundy. Fundy emails are also usually filled with misspellings, typos, errors in punctuation, bad grammar, etc. This one had just a few.

  1. What’s with the allegation against Josh McDowell et al.? How have their supported other Christian’s arrests? Just curious because I have not heard about this…

  2. My criteria for friends are people who can openly admit that they are wretched sinners who are nothing apart from the grace of God.

    It’s great. We don’t have to pretend, put on a show, or wear masks. We start every conversation or Bible study reminding each other just how much we suck. We try to own our depravity…but end the conversation worshipping a God who, for some reason, loves wicked men like us despite our sin.

    The Christian life is pretty sweet when you realize that you’re a mess who needs a Savior. It’s extremely liberating. You no longer have to be perfect – because Christ was perfect for you. His record is yours. It is finished.

    Go find friends that, and run from the ones who like to boast about how spiritually mature they are. Their message is poisonous and anti-gospel.

    1. “The Christian life is pretty sweet when you realize that youโ€™re a mess who needs a Savior. Itโ€™s extremely liberating.”

      Thank you for that wonderful declaration of our true state before God. I needed to hear that this morning. =)

    2. Can’t think of anything to add to your comment! Isn’t it great to be FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!? Praise God!

        1. Ran right across the “SFL Gear” link on my screen, placed perfectly across the white space between “SFL Gear” and the shirt.

        2. It’s an excellent example of Concrete Poetry.

          (Once an English major, always an English major. ๐Ÿ˜ณ )

  3. Very strange and wandering laundry list of accusations & aspirations. Maybe should start his/her own blog if they want someone to address their own pet peeves.

    Also, the word “Answer” is not a sentence.

    1. The important thing is the names are out there, and this person has a list of things to claim they said. Let’s not worry too much about the details of accuracy.

  4. Sounds like a guilty conscience to me. Deflection is the surest way to sound guilty too. You know, he’s saying..”everybody does it” or pull the plank out of our eyes too.

    Since we are probably not saved ya’ll, we better get our butts in a Fundy church this Sunday and walk the aisle and get saved AGAIN. ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. This person thinks people like us are happy over the deaths of those missionaries in Mexico? He must have a low opinion of us indeed. It might be helpful if he read the site a little longer before making such a judgment. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Fundies like to vilify those with whom they don’t agree. They see things in black and white without nuance. Don’t you know we eat babies too?

  6. “Now that Iโ€™ve read some of the โ€˜stuffโ€ on your site, what do i do with my newfound fundie friends. Should I drop them and ask you to e-mail me a list of approved Christian friends that measure up with YOUR criteria? Your problem is that you donโ€™t paint with a broad enough……..*snore snore snore snore*………… just a complete waste of time.
    (Signed)None of your business

    HAAAAAAAAY-MEN!!! Wait, what?? Sorry, old habits die hard.

  7. um….this guy isnt even a Fundy, or recovering Fundy. Suffer for 2 decades in the Fundy cult, and THEN maybe you are allowed an opinion….

    1. Yes, he said “newfound fundy friends”.

      People who didn’t grow up in it or at least spend several years invested in it don’t understand how all-consuming and controlling it can be nor do they understand how NO ONE ever contradicts or speaks out. That’s one of the reasons we enjoy discussing this stuff: because we could never say it before!

      1. Yep! lol its really easy to get bitter about it, so i choose to see the humorous side and laugh it off, and be grateful that I am not stuck in that lifestyle anymore! ๐Ÿ˜†

    2. Yep. Glad I read the comments first this time before adding my own, cause this is my observation. He is using the glassy eyes of a newcomer. Wait till he has had some time in it and suffered the abuses and seen the hypocracy and cried in frustration over the inability to correct any of it. Wait till he has lost everything to the cult and comes to the realization that the ONLY way out is to open his eyes and see it for what it really is. And walk away. Maybe if SFL is still here we will see him again. In another form. Who knows.

        1. That would be kind of cool, if were true.
          Pretty doggone impractical to have a store full of people on top of every missile silo, though.

        2. My Evangelical Free Church recently bought, gutted, and converted an old WalMart building. Too bad we didn’t know what to look for…

  8. I love how he (I’m assuming its a guy because I like to paint with a broad brush) accuses Darrell of painting with too broad a brush, and then he says that we probably high-fived at the deaths of missionaries. He also says that a bunch of famous pastors support imprisonment of Christians.

    Pot…meet kettle.

    1. Apparently he doesn’t pay attention. There is an article about it in the news section. It is even currently visible on the right side of the page as the 3rd topic in the recent news section. And no, I don’t think I remember anyone gloating about it. Guess I should go check to make sure…

      1. Nobody at SFL expressed anything but sadness at the missionaries’ murders.

        I didn’t agree with their theology, and probably wouldn’t even have agreed with their mission, yet I was horrified and grief-stricken to learn of their being killed. They were, after all, fellow humans, and a brother and sister in Christ.

    2. I read that story with a sense of grief. IMO, it doesn’t matter what you believe, all humans have some worth and all are loved by God. And no one deserves to die like that. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  9. In his first line, I like how the “stuff” on this site has to be qualified with quotation marks because it might not be LEGITIMATE stuff but rather imitation “stuff.”

    1. Of course!! Fundy’s are only specific on the obscure.
      We need to hold Darrell to a higher standard than he holds for himself. I agree with the writer that this “stuff” could be just generic “stuff” and not the true inspired 1611 “stuff”. Therefore I make a motion that we try this “stuff” with a trial by “stuff” in order that we may be faitful to complete a good, honorable, authentic “stuff”.
      However, the ever-perfect flawless Fundy “Mayyuunnnn of Guywallled” (HAY-MAN) is not to be examined as he is perfect having been immaculated upon receiving his honorary doctorate from Basement Bible Baptist Institutional University Feed Store Hair Care Tire Center and Gift Shop.

        1. We could make the “stuff” drink bitter water and see if its belly swells and its thigh rots, and then we’d know if it was true or false.

  10. Typical Fundy method of argument. Present you with a few “known only to the elite” facts that make you question their validity……then procede with a chiding rant. There’s no need to argue with the writer about the validity of his statements since his argument will only be, “No, I do not have to name my source! If you can’t find what I say to be true it must be because you only check ‘liberal’ news sources ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ”
    I wonder how somebody “runs” to Fudamentalism?? I’ve never heard of that. My experience has shown that people give in to the Fundy life because they get tired of fighting their doubts about the famous MOG’s…

    1. Some people are raised in it, others (usually young and zealous) are tempted by the idea that they can be better than all those *other* Christians (you know, the ones with no *standards*) And many are just lied to and tricked into it and go in gradually one step at a time until it is too late and they are sucked in. They are too lazy to ask questions and, like most people who want to feel intellectually superior but are too lazy to actually BE intellectually superior, they follow and trust in a strong personality who tells them what they need to know. Of course the very insane might RUN to it I guess.

      1. Don’t forget those who go into it because it’s easy. It’s always easy to follow a laundry list of do’s and don’t’s and surrender your thought processes to a leader who will tell you how to think and what to do in every possible situation in life; compared to the hard work of maturing in faith, learning to apply the principles of Scripture, going beyond the elementary things of milk to strong meat. Proverbs tells us to cry out and dig hard for wisdomโ€“all words indicating intensive effort. There is no intensive effort for the fundamentalist. His “faith” is “strong” because he abstains from watching movies. But to know how to analyze a movie and apply Scripture truth and principles to it so that he could, for example, discuss it with an unbelieving friend in a manner that would point that friend to Godโ€ฆโ€ฆthat is beyond him.

  11. I wonder how he stumbled upon this site in the first place? I don’t get why people who find this site get so bent out of shape when no one is twisting their arm to read these comments? Then, after he makes such a bold, manly, fuss about how wrong we are he signs it with a childish, (running away giggling) type of thing like “signed, none of your business” He must be pretty close to some kind of fundy if he has to mention the people he did, that’s what the fundys I experienced always did. Jealousyโ€ฆ? ๐Ÿ˜ก

  12. “Maybe this comment was a complete waste of time . . ” displays a decidedly un-fundie lack of absolute confidence in the perfection of his actions, opinions, decisions. To a true fundie, it is unthinkable that spouting one’s religious views could ever be a waste of time. Even if you’re shouting it to the cars whizzing by on the freeway, you’re earning heavenly brownie points. Not a fundie, just a garden variety nutjob.

    1. What it demonstrates is a lack of trust and faith in the Holy Spirit. If what you’re saying is true, (i.e. lines up with what the Scripture teaches), then you can rest in the knowledge that the Lord has promised that His Word will never be sent out uselessly, and that He will bless the truth. This is a typical, man-centered fundy reaction: God doesn’t change people; people only change themselves, and only with a lot of effort on my part. So once they’ve determined (despite the fact that they cannot look on the heart) that you are stubborn, they have only despair. You’ll never change. I’ve always wondered how on earth they can live with the despair of believing in a god that is impotent, waiting on creatures whose “only thought” are “always evil continually” to suddenly pull their own selves up by their boostraps and become good so he can bless them.

  13. Honestly, I feel sorry for these people and I pray for them. I hope one day they come out into the sunshine and experience God the way he should be experienced, instead of being stuck under the dark, dreary clouds of fundyism….

  14. It’s interesting how some have so little discernment. I did some reading on the Dearborn incident. Instead of setting up a booth and going through the legal channels, people invade a fest celebrating Arab culture and start the anti-Moslem rhetoric. Most Arabs here are Orthodox Christian. The Moslem population is growing, but they get along with the Orthodox. However, these missionaries crash into the party uninvited, they don’t follow the rules, they’re noisy and disruptive, and then they put on the martyr when they’re given the bum’s rush.

    1. Its really sad how many Christians jump to the defense of other Christians that do things like that without even knowing the whole story. A lot of fundies will join in the cry of “martyr” even knowing the person/people involved were being obnoxious, disrespectful, or even illegal.

      But even my non-fundy Christian friends, when hearing that a Christian was arrested while preaching/witnessing somewhere in the US, tend to jump to conclusions instead of first finding out if the person was actually doing something wrong to deserve it.

  15. I think it’s kind of like going to a site dedicated to paper folding (origami), and then complaining that they don’t list the many other uses of paper in our society.

    1. I think that people are getting used to a website doing everything. Sites like Facebook and the like are delving into news. Look at weather.com. They have everything from weather to funny videos to recipes (!?). No one expects a website to be dedicated to one thing anymore. Must be our cultural ADD.

  16. Oh my gosh…so boring, long-winded & incredibly confusing. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Yes, your email was a waste of time. (other than the entertainment it brought us) Now run away anonymously.

  17. This guy should get together with that one guy on the forums. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They could have fun exchanging 7th grade insults. Although I’ve met plenty of 7th graders who are better at it.

  18. Daryl –
    Im not surprised to see you mocking True Believers with this blog. You have shown your true colors, and all of us who really konw God see you for the brood of vipers that you really are. I probably shouldn’t waist my time talking to your stony heart, so let me get straight to the point. And another thing. Posting my email just shows how childish and rebellious you are. Do you think you can mock God’s work and not have get your eyes plucked out by the ravens of the valley? That’s waht GOD said! Because you have illegally posted my writing without getting proper permission, I am writing to tell you to stop and desist. at once. Failure to comply will result in Legal Action.

    1. I see that George is no respecter of persons. Not only does he attack those of us who love this site but those who hate it. What kind of handle is “Still None of yOur Business”? What a strange way to spell his handle. There were at least 5 other typos in this message. With the winnings you expect to get from our host Darrell, may I suggest you take a class in spelling and punctuation? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      1. Winnings. Oh, that’s right, Darrell is independently wealthy and the lawsuit will make you filthy rich. You better get a really good lawyer, cause Darrell will have JOhnny Cochran. wait, he’s dead. I guess you should settle out of court Darrell.

    2. I like “Legal Action”. Having birds pluck your eyes out apparently isn’t enough punishment,this person’s going to invoke the dreaded “Legal Action”! Run, Darrell, run!

    3. I know waht God said.

      I know waht this site does.

      It does not mack God’s work – it mocks (generally) the un-Scriptural teachings and practices of leaders who step outside of their God-given rolls.

      (spelling errors purposefully left in to make SNOYB feel at home).

      I note that his handle abbreviated almost spell “snob”, so that’s either very clever or an amazing coincidence.

  19. After reading his comment, I can’t help but feel the mental horsepower just oozing from this person’s brain. My life will forever be missing something now, because I will always know that “None of Your Business” is out there, and I can’t pick his or her brain for the daily nuggets of wisdom that no doubt fall, like snowflakes in a blizzard.

  20. I, too, am shocked to find that a web site on “Fundies” keeps harping on Fundamentalists.
    And this web site isn’t the only offender. I’ve seen a web site on pets that’s only about pets, one on skiing that’s about skiing, one on bicycles that’s about bicycles, and even a site on William McGonagall that’s about … William McGonagall.
    Won’t someone stop the insanity?

        1. Many different adjectives have been applied to the genius of Dundee, but you may be the first ever to call him “hunky.”

        2. NO, I didn’t call him hunky, I was expecting hunky and got, well, him… ๐Ÿ˜›

  21. Yes, because if a specific blog doesn’t address the wrong-doing of EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, and instead confines itself to one particular topic, then its obviously saying that it approves of all the wrong-doing that it doesn’t address. That makes perfect sense. ๐Ÿ™„ They better save the text from that email, since they’re going to need it for the thousands of emails they’re going to have to sent to every other blog on the internet. ๐Ÿ˜†

        1. You should get all formal and bestow one on him. It would be as valid as the honorary “slap ’em on the back” Doctorates most fundys have.

          I call them “slap ’em on the back” Doctorates because that is what they do, Slap each other on the back and say “Dr.”

        2. I knew I smelled a conspiracy theory. Although I was going to ask Darrell if he wrote SNOB’s reply himself. ๐Ÿ˜€

        3. The gravatar does not lie. In my weird brain I thought it said Dr. Fundystan by the gravatar to begin with, and had to go back and look when people were confused…

  22. Now, I’m not a genius or anything, but um… Isn’t this a site ABOUT fundies? Or am I missing something? (any smart comments merits instant butt cushion repossession) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I don’t have to worry about you taking my butt cushion. I don’t have one. You see, I spend the entire service on my feet making sure everything runs smoothly. I don’t have the luxury of sitting and relaxing on a butt cushion to enjoy the service. It must be nice.

  23. Boy, am I ever glad I came back and reviewed this post. Initially, I felt sorry for this guy, but with his 3th grade, honorary doctorate remark: “… so let me get straight to the point. And another thing. ” So, I’m STILL waiting for him to get straight to his point and another thing, I think he said his “another thing”, but I don’t think we’ve gotten to the point yet. This guys is as confusing as our old mawnOgawd that we had at our old church. The 6 spelling (7 if you count spelling Darrell wrong) and grammatical errors in 10 sentences were priceless. Nothing like a good early morning chuckle. I love these guys!!!!

  24. I don’t see why a person shouldn’t be allowed to disagree with this website. My experiences in the IFB movement have given me a long list of very good reasons to be distrustful and critical of it, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got all the answers now. Everyone is hypocritical in their own special way.

    I think Darrell is right to point out that this is a blog about certain people, and the writer shouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t go off-topic. That coupled with the insinuation that we want to see Fundamentalists hurt or killed is the only part of this that I would take issue with. Maybe the tone of the email merits the abuse, but it seems like the person is just reacting to something that looks one-sided.

    I’m just sayin’.

  25. Wait a second…….I thought fundies believed wholeheartedly in 1st amendment freedom of religion and speech? Isn’t that what we are excersizing at this blog? โ“

    After all, I learned all about individual soul liberty in Baptist Heritage class at MBBC.

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