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Many American evangelicals have been influenced by "dominion theology." What is it? Frederick Clarkson explains:

"Dominionism is the theocratic idea that regardless of theological camp, means, or timetable,

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God has called conservative Christians to exercise dominion over society by taking control of political and cultural institutions."

Trisha Tillin further states they believe that "Jesus cannot or will not return to the earth...

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until the Church has taken control of at least a significant portion of human government and social institutions."

Evangelicals like Pence, Falwell Jr., Tony Perkins, Dobson, Rik Joyner and others are working on this idea currently.

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1. I so appreciate this thread by @ToriGlass (#FF). I believe there is value in this #Exvangelical community we’re building as we work and grow through tensions. I hope we can give each other some grace and take a step back to consider the sources of conflicting trauma responses.
2. Of course, we need to actively work not to elevate white feelings over POC as we do so. We white exvies need to be less fragile about being called out. And we need to recognize how the history of colonialism and white supremacism has given rise to different theologies.
3. Since #Exvangelical really began to become a thing, I and others, like @ToriGlass and @cindy_w_brandt and @brchastain, have advocated for the building of bridges between exvies who leave toxic religion for no religion, and exvies who leave for healthy or better religion.
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Speaking as an ex-fundamentalist Christian, I think willingness to be uncomfortable with what we do not know is the chief reason that "certainty" seems so appealing. #exchristian #exvangelical
The uncomfortable truth is that there are fundamentalists everywhere. Even the non-religious have fundamentalists. Atheism, humanism, etc. There are fundamentalist Democrats, Republicans, Bogleheads, vegans, diet proponents, etc.
The signs you're dealing with a fundamentalist are:

1) inflexibility of thought
2) The inability to process (or even accept) data that contradicts their own
3) The impulse to evangelize.

Fundamentalism thrives when our strongly-held beliefs shut down intellectual growth.
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