Jimmy Carter

“The fundamentalists believe they have a unique relationship with God, and that they and their ideas are God’s ideas and God’s premises on the particular issue. Therefore, by definition since they are speaking for God anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong. And the next step is: Those who disagree with them are inherently inferior, and in extreme cases — as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world — it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant. Another thing is that a fundamentalist can’t bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality.”  Jimmy Carter 8-14-2006





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  1. Great quote from a great man. I read his book “A Call to Action” about the plight of women in the world and US. This devout Sunday school teacher knows the bible inside and out and he says there are parts of the bible, when taking out of a greater context, can lead people to demonize and ostracize others – be they minorities, women and LGBT. I found his views refreshing noting you can be spiritual, but welcoming to others.


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