Regarding “fundie”. June 10, 2007Posted by Joe in agnosticism, atheism, belief, language, religion, theism.
I do not like the term “fundie” as it is used to refer to religious fundamentalists. I have been guilty of using it myself in the past, but I have now decided not to use it again.
The only way I have seen it used is to demean and insult a particular group of or even religious people in general. It is one of those words, like the term “religious fundamentalist” in whose place it stands, whose sole purpose is to paint the larger group of religious people with the foibles of an extreme minority.
Do you use this term? Does it leave a bad taste in your mouth?