1. Standard memberDasa
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    The common understanding for most people about the term fundamentalism is:

    To strictly adhere to the doctrine which they subscribe to, and take all teachings literally and without compromise.

    To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flying by the book would ensure the safest flight, because the flying manual would cover everything that could possibly go wrong, and the book would tell you exactly how to respond.

    So being fundamental about something is not always negative.

    In false religion being fundamental is very troublesome, because the follower has no leniency to question the errors in their doctrine,........and they just accept blindly.

    Lets not use this word " fundamentalism" any more now, because most persons believe it to be a sinister word that conjures up all soughts of bad things with anything its attached to........but let me use the word "strictly" instead.

    But remember that if one is following a religion with false teachings and error, then following strictly will have negative consequences........and the sinister meaning of fundamentalism may only apply to that teaching.

    In the true and bona fide religion there is no error, so if a person wants to follow strictly, then it would be a positive action, and in fact it would be advantageous to their spiritual progress.

    When a person follows the one true bona fide religion Vedanta Sutra strictly, then they can only obtain great benefit, and being strict as against being slack, is more desirable when applying the principles of the spiritual living and thinking.

    Vedanta Sutra is very practical as well, because it instructs one to behave according to time, place and circumstances, so one never gets stuck in situations that really only need some flexibility and leniency.

    In the future when someone calls myself a fundamentalist, I will take it as a compliment for meaning ( I am following strictly).... thank you.
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    25 Dec '10 03:244 edits
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    The common understanding for most people about the term fundamentalism is:

    To strictly adhere to the doctrine which they subscribe to, and take all teachings literally and without compromise.

    To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flyin ...[text shortened]... talist, I will take it as a compliment for meaning ( I am following strictly).... thank you.
    You're not much fun, but I am convinced you're duh-mental.
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    I like to be fundamentally arrogant, irrational, close minded, and blind.

    Blessings this solstice season, vishy. I, like you, won't get caught up in the commercialism and materialism of anything. Maybe we could do the same with our biases and preconceptions.
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    Originally posted by ua41
    I like to be fundamentally arrogant, irrational, close minded, and blind.

    Blessings this solstice season, vishy. I, like you, won't get caught up in the commercialism and materialism of anything. Maybe we could do the same with our biases and preconceptions.
    Surely you jest......but thanks for the blessing.
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    25 Dec '10 17:201 edit
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    The common understanding for most people about the term fundamentalism is:

    To strictly adhere to the doctrine which they subscribe to, and take all teachings literally and without compromise.

    To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flyin talist, I will take it as a compliment for meaning ( I am following strictly).... thank you.
    “...To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flying by the book would ensure the safest flight, ...”

    that is because the safety manual is, at least presumably, reason-based and is not a load of religious crap. Flying an aircraft with maximum safety in mind doesn’t require blind faith.

    “...In false religion being fundamental is very troublesome, because the follower has no leniency to question the errors in their doctrine,........and they just accept blindly. ...”

    ...as do you.
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    25 Dec '10 17:53
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    The common understanding for most people about the term fundamentalism is:

    To strictly adhere to the doctrine which they subscribe to, and take all teachings literally and without compromise.

    To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flyin ...[text shortened]... talist, I will take it as a compliment for meaning ( I am following strictly).... thank you.
    Discuss the Subsitutution of "fundamentalism" for truth, happy Christmas!!!
  7. Standard memberDasa
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    Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
    “...To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flying by the book would ensure the safest flight, ...”

    that is because the safety manual is, at least presumably, reason-based and is not a load of religious crap. Flying an aircraft with m ...[text shortened]... uestion the errors in their doctrine,........and they just accept blindly. ...”

    ...as do you.
    You have been exposed as a fraud, telling the next generation that life is a random accident without design (the madness disease) so your comments are baseless and without thought, because I just said that blind faith is attributed to false religion, not true religion because.....

    In true religion knowledge comes in 4 ways:

    1. From the lips of the bona fide pure Guru coming in disciplic succession.

    2. From the bona fide spiritual teaching Vedanta Sutra

    3. From the commentaries of devotees of the spiritual life.

    4. From the Lord within the heart.

    When all these ways are saying the exact same thing, then the knowledge is perfect.

    Just the scripture alone may have the person lending themselves to blind, faith, but I have never presented this......one must engage themselves in all 4 ways to get their realization, and then the realization does develop, which is not blind faith at all.

    And transcendental knowledge cannot be realized without the following of the purificatory process of living the spiritual life, and blind faith has nothing to do with it.

    On another angle even without having any faith at all, a person who is honest can perceive that a Supreme Intelligence is behind everything, and to not see this, is rascaldom and dishonest.

    Nearly everything you know has come by the descending method of acquiring knowledge, and not by the empirical method at all, and so with the Vedanta Sutra the descending method is once more embraced, and to be of any use it must be internally realized within the heart........and if its not it is just head knowledge without affect.
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    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    The common understanding for most people about the term fundamentalism is:

    To strictly adhere to the doctrine which they subscribe to, and take all teachings literally and without compromise.

    To be fundamental about something other than religious teachings......lets say flying a Boeing 380 super aircraft would be a good thing, considering that flyin talist, I will take it as a compliment for meaning ( I am following strictly).... thank you.
    Let me say this as gently as I can.

    YOU'RE FULL OF #@%$.


    fun·da·men·tal·ism
    [fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uhm]

    –noun
    1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a movement in American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century 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.

    GO LEARN SOMETHING!
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    02 Jan '11 05:341 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    Let me say this as gently as I can.

    YOU'RE FULL OF #@%$.


    fun·da·men·tal·ism
    [fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uhm]

    –noun
    1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a movement in American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century in reaction to modernism and that stresses the infallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith and mor ...[text shortened]... n, atonement by the sacrificial death of Christ, and the Second Coming.

    GO LEARN SOMETHING!
    Humanists have cast aspersion on a once noble tag for a Christian movement.
    Now the phrase seems to mean Christian fringe cults full of nutjobs.
    Same thing as Islam and their fringe sects I presume.
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    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Humanists have cast aspersion on a once noble tag for a Christian movement.
    Now the phrase seems to mean Christian fringe cults full of nutjobs.
    Same thing as Islam and their fringe sects I presume.
    The humanist's guide is rooted in the denial of the existence of God.

    So therefore the production of chaotic obfuscation is their tool.

    Just as quickly as someone dares to set forth truth they are sure to be there creating the only thing they are good at, and that is tearing down whoever and whatever dares to expose their motive.

    And what is their motive you ask? Hatred of the truth. Just like their father.

    Watch how their cages get rattled at that!
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