Video: Frank Schaeffer and the fears of fundamentalism

As a follow-up to my Weekly Rant: Frank Schaeffer and New Atheist Fundamentalists, I present an interview Laura Flanders did with Schaeffer for GRITtv.

From the web description:

Schaeffer has a new book now, Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism), and in it he takes on both the “incipient fascism” of the religious right and what he called “proselytizing” atheism of Richard Dawkins and others. He joins Laura on GRITtv for a fascinating interview about his own journey, and how people, religious or irreligious, are all looking for answers to the same questions.

Am I the only one that sees this as an apples and oranges comparison? None of the “new atheists” claim to have the truth. In fact, they declare that no one can know the truth. The beliefs of the religious people they question, are not those who believe in an ethereal deistic spirit that makes us feel warm and spiritual. They stand up to the primates who claim to know the mind of God and how he wants all of mankind to live.

And, for the record, the freaking “A” pin is about not hiding your beliefs, and “Coming Out Atheist.” It is not about deconverting people.

Brother Richard

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  • mighein

    Senor Haynes:
    Curiosity question: Do you Mr. Schaeffer personally? It seems like you were familiar with him before this week's postings.


  • Function 5

    Like you said Brother Richard, "apples and oranges." The big difference I see is that he is using his past "in the religious right" to pitch his book. He is using the I was there, I would know better Technique. For shame.

    now that has been said, I am going to pick up his book.