Narrow vs. High Standards

Stuff Fundies Like shared this questionnaire that would-be guest speakers at a fundamentalist church have to complete:

I suppose the main point to make in response is that rejecting lots of things does not mean that your standard is high, only that it is narrow. And unless one figures out the difference early enough, the narrow approach will inevitably end up excluding things that are true, rather than holding oneself and others to the high standard of truthfulness.

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  • Brian Dyk

    //I suppose the main point to make in response is that rejecting lots of things does not mean that your standard is high, only that it is narrow. And unless one figures out the difference early enough, the narrow approach will inevitably end up excluding things that are true, rather than holding oneself and others to the high standard of truthfulness.//

    Very well said. Very well said.

    Now, let’s have a beer and dance!

    • When I wrote the post, I had toyed with the idea of highlighting my pastor’s involvement in theater! 🙂

      • veryrarelystable

        No, no. They’re only interested in “Theatre”, the British pastime, not that barbarian American “Theater”! Read it again.

        • I noticed the British spelling – at least they have a high standard in one area! 🙂