Mystery & Definitions

The title of the blog comes from 2 Thessalonians 2 in the King James Version of the bible. Thomas Helwys, an English Baptist in the 1600s wrote a tract attempting to expose iniquity in society, particularly the squelching of religious freedom by the government.

If this blog is anything, it is committed to exposing iniquity (the lack of soul freedom and freedom of conscience) in politics, religion, academia, and/or secular society. I do not believe in dogmatic stances or coercing belief in anything. The mystery for me is why we stand for such attempts to squelch freedom and how that plays out in our every day lives.  My background is Christian, but this applies to any religion; Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, et al.

(UPDATE: I no longer believe in a personal god. Freedom means just that. You are free to believe whatever you wish. You are not free to impose that upon me or anyone else especially not by using violence to get your way)


Common Definitions:

1. Fundamentalist/Fundamentalism

1. A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.

2.a. often an organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture. b. Adherence to the theology of this movement. (Taken from the Online Dictionary)
or how about this from Wikipedia:

Religious fundamentalism refers a “deep and totalistic commitment” to a belief in the infallibility and inerrancy of a holy book, absolute religious authority, and strict adherence to a set of basic principles (fundamentals), away from doctrinal compromises with modern social and political life.[1][2][3][4]


2. Inerrancy:

The doctrinal position [1] that in its original form, the Bible is totally without error, and free from all contradiction; “referring to the complete accuracy of Scripture, including the historical and scientific parts.” [2] Inerrancy is distinguished from Biblical infallibility (or limited inerrancy), which holds that the Bible is inerrant on issues of faith and practice but not history or science. (Taken from Wikipedia)


Blessings to You,