stufffundieslike ends 8 year run

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Steve Newman's picture

There just isn't that much stuff "fundies" like any more!

Jim's picture

First about Darrell: 

  • By his own admission he's basically unchurched: "I haven’t darkened the door of a fundamentalist church (or many other churches) in years"
  • He's been deeply in debt and quit paying - see "Hacking the banks
  • The son of missionaries 

About SFL

  • I visited site from time to time
  • Took a "poke fundamentalism in the eye" approach
  • At times on target - eg re Jack Schaap
  • But largely swinging at the straw man piñata
  • Attracted a large (my guess larger than SI) audience. Many who were hurt in fundy churches

Recognizing the reality of some having been disappointed by church, Jesus Himself never disappoints!

 

Bert Perry's picture

I pretty much agree with Jim--reading SFL was depressing on a good day--but I've got to concede that for many who were hurt by authoritarian church structures, SFL probably gave them a bit of comfort.  At times it was also a nice mirror where those of us who love fundamentalism could see ourselves--warts and all.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

T Howard's picture

Jim wrote:

First about Darrell: 

  • By his own admission he's basically unchurched: "I haven’t darkened the door of a fundamentalist church (or many other churches) in years"
  • He's been deeply in debt and quit paying - see "Hacking the banks
  • The son of missionaries 

Jim, I'd just add that, having interacted with Darrell many times on another forum, Darrell was (is?) an emotionally fragil individual, whether from his time in Fundyland or from other personal issues. As someone else mentioned, this was his catharsis and his way of standing up to and sticking it to the fundamentalist authority figures in his earlier life.  I'm glad to see him moving on, and my hope is that he is moving on to a healthier place, both emotionally and spiritually.

Beccawood's picture

fragile*