The Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog was launched in May 2015, and we are now ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who show up here at the blog and read our posts on the evils and failures of Christian fundamentalism, conservative evangelicalism, and the so-called religious right. If this blog accepted comments from its readers, we feel fairly sure we would have enough fundie hate mail to fill a book. That is based on my experience posting at other fundie blogs, nonfundie blogs, and religion forums over the past 17 years.
Many years ago, I encountered a unique modern dialect of spoken English with roots in the ignorance of abject poverty and roots in the Elizabethan language of 16th century England. This unique language, which is still heard in various forms around the mountains of East Tennessee, can be used in some sentences that would probably best capture and summarize the contents of the hate mail we would have received if fundie comments were allowed on this blog:
Thuh things theyzuns is a sayin’ and a doin’ on at thar blog. Why hits jist awful!!!
Youins izza goin’ to Hayul!!!
Youins is a makin’ a mockry uhv ma Creeschun faith. The things youins is a sayin’ jist ain’t true. Hit jist cain’t be. I’m a tellin’ youins. Hit jist cain’t!!!
Weezuns resents the fact that youins is a lumpin’ them thar har-brained fundamenchalists in with us Southrern Babtists. Weezuns ain’t nothin’ like themuns.
Whatever. I’ll retire to Bedlam.