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As an orthodox follower of the ___________ (insert name of religion) religion, I believe that human behavior should not deviate from that called for in my religion’s sacred text: ___________ (insert name of sacred text) This I see as the unerring word of God. I hold it to be literally true, and believe that it provides an absolute basis for morality. I believe that God can and has personally intervened in the lives of people in ways consistent with stories in this sacred text.  

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a diamond WV Theme...

...individual <---> knowledge

the theme is paired with:    #10 Secular Humanism            

 to make Choice #8    in the Choices We Make cards 

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Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Religious text   Theocracy  Revelation  
  Biblical literalism Fundamentalism Evangelicalism
Biblical inerrancy Fundamentalist Christianity Islamic Fundamentalism
Christian Right Orthodox Judaism Sharia Law
Creationism rejects religious liberalism Prophets
Dominionism Memorizing the Torah for Bar or Bat Mitzvah Hafiz -- refers to one who has memorized an entire holy book like the Qu'ran 

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#1A   Humbly Unsure    #1B Skeptic   #5A   Scientific Materialism #6A Orderly & Explicable
#6B   Scientific Method #7A   Mysticism    #8A   Monotheistic Deism #10   Secular Humanism   
#12A Polytheism, Animism, Pagan   #12B Non-Rational Knowing #13  In Human/Computer Hands:  Dancing With Systems        #14B Moral Arc of Universe/Karma/Reincarnation
#30    Intellectual Freedom      #31   Education for Democracy #32A  Valuing Human Rights        #32B Culture of Tolerance  
#35A  Sharing What Some Consider Very Private #35B Working for Change   #36A Cynicism #37B Global Citizen  
#42   Ethical Orientation   #44B Hands Off My Body #47A  Attitudinal Fix     #101A Mind Open, Vision Global  
#104B  Respect for Nature #201A Evidence-Based  

#203B Egalitarian Progressive

#204A Freedom From Limits

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #9A: Religious Fundamentalism

Creation Wiki ("encyclopedia that has been written from the creationist worldview") 
The Institute for Creation Research (their motto: "Biblical. Accurate. Certain.")
Creation Ministries International (large Christian website based on belief: the Bible is "the written Word of God...divinely inspired and inerrant throughout")
5AM Bible Study Ministry, Inc. (Christian website “Where the spirit of God rules and abides in our hearts…as we study the word of God” )
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Search Sacred Texts (from
Religious Movements: Fundamentalism
Jesus Christ is the Only way to God
Answers in Genesis (organization devoted to "upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse")
Biologos ("evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and Biblical faith")
The Bible: Books That Changed the World, by Karen Armstrong (more about this 2007 book--NPR website) 
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels (the history behind the books in the New Testament)
The Holy Book (an Islamic website presents the Qur'an)
Fundamentalism and Religious Revival
Christian Fundamentalism--A list of Resources
Fractured Fundamentalisms, by Karen Armstrong (fundamentalism and violence)
Islamic Fundamentalism (its philosophical roots, an Islamic perspective)
The Word by John Barton  (on the translation of the Bible, book review  from UK Church Times Nov 11 2022)

“Some evangelicals fear the 'mark of the beast' from a coronavirus vaccine” by Caitlin Dickson   (article from Yahoo News May 14 2020)

“Louisiana church expecting 2,000 at Easter service despite coronavirus: 'Satan and a virus will not stop us” (story posted on The Hill April 10 2020)
"Hugh Bible Discovery Stuns Scientists" by Dan Taylor (from The Morning Ticker July 30 2017)
Pakistan Honor Killings--Crimes Against Women (report from The Economist July 23 2016) 
"Online Islamic Education Worldwide Mullahs" (report from The Economist August 20 2016)
"More Than a Hobby: Steve Green and the Bible" (report about Bible Museum project from The Economist July 2 2016)
"A flood of guests expected as Noah’s Ark theme park opens in Kentucky" by Emily McFarlan Miller (July 7 2016 report from Religion News
"Slavery in Islam: To Have and to Hold" (article begins "The holy book is clear..." from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
Snow by Orhan Pamuk (2004 book about headscarves as symbol of Islamic fundamentalism in Turkey, NY Times book review) 
The Unchallengable Miracles of the Qur'an: The Facts That Can't Be Denied By Science (read introduction to this Saudi school book)
Orthodox Judaism (from Jewish Virtual Library) (links to topics; links to creationism groups worldwide)
The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design by R. (2006 Harvard Univ. Press book) 
Creation Museum (creationist museum in Kentucky developed by fundamentalist Christian group)  
"Lexington: All About Adam" (report on origins debate in creationist community published in The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"Islamic Fundamentalism: Stories of Zealotry" (review of book by Karima Bennoune in The Economist August 31 2013)
The Book of Genesis: A Biography by Ronald Hendel (review of this 2012 book in The Economist Dec 1 2012)
"A Boat of Biblical Proportions" by Amanda Petrusich (re Noah's Ark for theme park, from The Atlantic Dec 2012)
Germany and Islam: Koran Study (article about distribution of free Korans, in The Economist April 21 2012)
"Theocracy and its Discontents" by Timothy Egan (Feb 2012 opinion piece from The New York Times blog site) 
"The Bible and Ethical Economics" by Rick Salutin (Dec 23 2011 article from The Toronto Star)
"Muslims and the Koran: In the beginning there were words" (article in Dec 31 2011 The Economist)
"A Few Catholics Still Insist Galileo Was Wrong" by Manya Brachear (August 27 2011 LA Times article)
"Among the Mullahs," by Graeme Wood, (article in Jan 2010 The Atlantic re: Iran's Islamic fundamentalists)
Roots of Fundamentalism Traced to 16th Century Bible Translations (2007 Harvard University news release)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid (links to reviews of 2007 novel with Islamic perspective)
The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism, by Hood, Hill, and Williamson (read this 2005 book at Google Books)
Misquoting Jesus, by Bart Ehrman (read excerpts from 2005 book by Biblical scholar at Google Books)
The Psychology of Christian Fundamentalism, by Walter A. Davis (2005 article) 
Religious Fundamentalism, a Psychological Disorder?
US Creationists Unswayed by Evolution Exhibition, by V. Montet  (March 2010 story from The Telegraph/UK )
"Separating Religious Fundamentalist 'Science' from Science", by Tim M. Berra, Ph.D
"Religion vs. Science: America’s Perilous Fight" by Edward J. Larson (2008 article by Pepperdine Univ. professor)
Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism, ed. A. Petto, L. Godfrey (reviews of this 2007 book)
"Why We Should Teach the Bible in Public School," by David Van Biema (cover story Time 4/2/07)
"Ben Stein Dukes it Out with Darwin," by Jeffrey Kluger (Time 4/22/08 article about book critical of evolution)
Absolute Truth
Religious Tolerance
The Problem of Religious Fundamentalism
"Religion vs. Myth" by Angela Herrera (Nov 18 2012 sermon provides Unitarian Universalist perspective)
"Wheat and Chaff" by Christine Robinson (Oct 21 2012 sermon offers UU perspective on reading sacred books)
Bible Inconsistencies: Bible Contradictions, compiled by Donald Morgan

Links to "Articles in Opposition to Creationism" maintained by Lorence Collins (47 links to articles listed as of October 2018)

Why the Fundamentalist Approach to Religion Must be Wrong, by Scott Bidstrup
Religious Right Watch (website critical of religious right)
Theocracy Watch  (website critical of religious right)
A Comparison of Creation Narratives
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (more about this 1998 novel in which main characters wrestle with religious fundamentalism and its excesses)
Reason and Reverence, by William R. Murry (excerpt from book promoting religious humanism)
quotes related to faith
quotes related to religion

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