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Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You Christian Fundamentalist Terrorist Groups
by Rev.Ted Ryan
08/01/11
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'Christian Fundamental' Terrorists?
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Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You... Christian Fundamentalist Terrorist Groups!
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It will be here sooner than we think! Its already plastered all over the media. Its been creeping into our schools for years. it has infiltrated the deepest levels of our government and will soon be right here in our own backyards (if not already). CHRISTIAN INTOLERANCE! NOT CHRISTIAN TERRORISTS. It used to be that being a devout Christian was an excellent character witness but times are rapidly changing. The ultimate demonization of Christianity has already begun...

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"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." (2 Timothy 4:3-4 NKJ)
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Media Hype-ocrisy is Running Rampant Against the 'Body of Christ'

With current events in the news just lately, there has been more evidence of the increasing problem with misused nomenclature, especially in regard to where social and political factions are concerned. More importantly and namely we are talking about mainstream Christianity. There seems to be a recent phenomena or trend to just jump to 'conclusions of perception' based on erroneous facts and misrepresented information by the media (imagine that). This would be in reference to the whole idea of "Christian Fundamental Terrorists", which seems to be the new slur (or slander) being used by the media at large.

With the dreadful events of last week in Norway, once it came to light that this was not caused by an Islamic terrorist, the press immediately went haywire in outrage as they openly proclaimed the opposite extreme. As then stated being a Christian-based hate crime, before they even had all the facts of course, about the nature of the person who had committed the atrocity. And to quote one of the many headlines with the terminology they used, stating that the heinous act was performed by a 'Christian Fundamentalist'?

First lets back up a moment and look at this more objectively (as the dictionary defines the terms):

Chris·tian [kris-chuhn] - adjective - (1) of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: the Christian faith; (2) of or pertaining to Christians; (3) a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.

Fundamentalist [fuhn-duh-men-tl-ist] - noun - (1) one who ADHERES TO "fundamentalism".

Fun·da·men·tal·ism [fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uhm] - noun - (1) a movement in the Christian faith in reaction to modernism and that stresses the infallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record, holding as essential to Christian faith belief in such doctrines as the creation of the world, the virgin birth, physical resurrection, atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and the Second Coming; (2) the beliefs held by those in this movement; (3) strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.

So therefore, even in the broadest sense, that would be a person who believes in the doctrine of the Christian faith, especially in regard to the Bible as the infallible Word of God and guide for Christ-based living, and adheres to this belief and its practices in the strictest sense.

Does that sound about right?

OK, but just look at how the headlines immediately came off the press:

The Christian Extremist Suspect in Norway's Massacre - The Atlantic Wire - July 23, 2011

Oslo Suspect 'Christian Fundamentalist' - Pretoria News - July 23, 2011

Norway Attacks Suspect is 'Christian Fundamentalist': Police - Jakarta Globe - July 23, 2011

Police Begin Questioning Christian Fundamentalist - The Sydney Morning Herald - July 24, 2011

But more correctly, as stated by Gary Bauer - The End of the Day Report - July 25, 2011

"I can assure you that Anders Breivik was not a follower of Jesus Christ. I can say that with confidence because neither he nor anyone else can cite one word from the teachings of Christ that would justify his evil actions."

"In Breivik's 1,500 page 'manifesto,' it is clear that he hates Islam and wants Europe to rediscover its Christian culture. Breivik likes violent video games. His favorite TV show is Dexter, a series that glorifies a serial killer. One also finds in his ramblings that he is a follower of Charles Darwin, seldom if ever prays, says it is possible to be a 'Christian atheist,' and adds, 'I'm not going to pretend I'm a very religious person.'"

Breivik's Manifesto on the website: Kevin I. Slaughter (Where do people come up with these names?) http://www.kevinislaughter.com/2011/anders-behring-breivik-2083-a-european-declaration-of-independence-manifesto/

That pretty much sums it up for me - But did the media read any of this before rushing to sensationalize their headlines? (of course they did - but who cares?)

Don't get me wrong here - a right-wing extremist is just as bad as one from the left. But, let's try to actually call it like it is. A terrorist (or murderer) is exactly that, by the literal definition of the term and this is irrelevant to what faith they may proclaim to represent. A 'Christian Fundamentalist' by definition and statistically by practice however, is typically a conservative (but not a right-wing extremist) and more of a mild-mannered, "middle of the road", mainstream type of Christian; but NOT a stereotypical hate-minded person or radical thinker involved in extremism.

Also, look at these past headlines reflecting the same trend in bad or biased reporting:

Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2009

Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism - Dramatic Medic - June 1, 2009

Anti-abortion Violence - Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism - Examiner - June 3, 2009

Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism: Murder in Church - Intellectual Mosquito - October 28, 2009

*Once again, the above people were NOT 'Fundamentalists' and definitely NOT true Christians.

Incidents like Waco, TX (1993) and Oklahoma City (1995), and acts by other crazed individuals or groups should not be labeled as having been performed by "Fundamentalists", they are "extremists". Likewise, these people are plainly not Christians and their atrocities are quite simply "hate crimes" or cult-based fanatical acts. Let's not automatically blame a wide range of Christians for inciting these things (or any other group for that matter), which is what is most commonly done. Jesus Christ professed a doctrine of "love they neighbor". That is what a REAL Christian is!

But, the slanderous and uncalled for attacks by a more ultra liberally-minded media, that is all too quick in condemning righteous Christian morality and thinking, is simply another move towards the mindset of Christian intolerance that we are seeing today in our world. This is not only unwarranted but is completely unjust, mainly because of the seed that is being planted into the minds of our society.

This is exactly what our Lord God's adversary would want to occur however (1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Thessalonians 2), as the trend to defame and then persecute Christians begins to grow more on a worldwide scale (Matthew 10:21-23; John 15:18-19). People simply believe what they read or hear, more often than taking the time to research the matter and become better informed. That is where the real damage is being executed and the ones that are in charge of the "flow of information" are obviously in control of what the "truth" will be.

Rev.Ted Ryan
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