Originally posted by Phlabibit
Point well taken, it's probably quantity of posts over quantity of posters.
Ivanhoe is certainly right, but….
On here, it really does seem at times to be “quantity of posters.” Ivanhoe posts a lot, and he’s neither a “total depravity” guy, nor a biblical literalist. Neither is lucifershammer. Nor Nemesio, though he keeps his personal faith to himself (for reasons I understand). And there is Kirksey, of course, whose theology is thoroughly grace-based (read Will Campbell's Brother to a Dragonfly
Of those who do take a less than positive view of humanity generally, and who seem to take the Bible more according to “the letter,” both KellyJay and huntingbear, for example, are very gracious individuals and not particularly dogmatic (which does not mean that they don’t argue their positions!). Coletti is not technically a fundamentalist, and his (in my opinion) rather severe views seem to come more from his reasoned conclusions (right or wrong) than from any ressentiment
or a desire to push a particular agenda.
Then there are those who do seem intent on pushing an agenda that I would consider to be right-wing, intolerant, extremist “Christian.” Unfortunately they have garnered a lot of political power in this country, and so their pounding of the bully pulpit seems particularly disturbing—even to other Christians. Whether they do this out of fear or insecurity or what, I don’t know.