When is a Fundie Not a Fundie?
Never, it seems.
Despite their attempts to distance themselves from the name, Len, Jon (aka Fortigurn, aka Mr ‘Relevant Scholarly Literature’, and other Christadelphians who’ve recently started posting here are very much fundamentalists. The only difference between them and the ‘every word is literally true’ brigade is the degree that they’re willing to bend the meaning of the texts.
Jon, Len et al, rationalise their faith in nonsense by deluding themselves into believing that the texts don’t say what they say. That they can’t just say ‘no, obviously it’s nonsense’ shows that they are trapped by their need to believe the Bible to be without error or mistake (other than “copyist or translation” errors – though how these are different from plain mistakes, or can even be recognised as such, is beyond me).
They’ll appeal to ‘relevant scholarly literature’, seemingly putting those texts ahead of the Bible they claim to believe, and they distort the beliefs of their chosen sect by claiming that Christadelphians AREN’T Bible literalists, when the vast majority of them very much are.
They may deny it, they may even (in the case of Len) describe other Christadelphians as ‘YEC believing idiots’ (or words to that effect), but they still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Bible is plain wrong about a lot of things…..in other words, they’re as fundie as they come.