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    Filed at 4:39 am under by dcobranchi

    So far:

    Fundamentalist 27.8%
    Christian 27.8%
    Religious 11.1%
    Not religious 33.3%

    HSLDA 11.1%

    I counted Jema in with the fundamentalists as she seemed to be leaning that way. That label, BTW, is not meant to be disparaging. I meant someone who is a “literalist” and probably ascribes to creationism and/or ID. Tim warned me that some folks might take offense and suggested I use “evangelical” instead. I chose not to because there are certainly folks here who are evangelicals but not literalists.

    So, no “nutbag” labels from me.

    One Response to “POLL UPDATE”

    Comment by
    December 13th, 2004
    at 8:13 am

    Thanks for the clarification! That’s basically what I was saying. I am more literalist and creationist than not, but wanted to be clear I wasn’t of the “nutbag” variety!!! I believe God created the universe, but whether or not He did it in a literal 7 days really makes no difference in my salvation so I don’t bother with arguing about it. I don’t believe it should be necessarily taught in schools, unless as another theory alongside of Darwinism. I think the 10 Commandments don’t belong in school unless I were willing to have my Christian children taught tenets of other religions as well. I do have a problem with Islam or Wicca being taught if Christianity is excluded. So, while I hold some Fundamentalist ideals, I also would surprise many of my fellow church members with some of my ideals as well. Another interesting question you might ask of your readers is “If you are a religious person, do you homeschool for religious reasons?”. For while I do believe God gives me a responsibility to teach them about Him and His role in the world, that is not my primary purpose in homeschooling (unlike most “fundamentalist” homeschoolers quoted and counted in articles). Basically, I loved learning and hated school and I don’t want that conflict in my children’s lives.