Guess what? I'm not happy with the ethical code the Bible demands. I'm not happy knowing I have to work toward restoring a society where people like you would have to be executed. I would *love* to let people live and believe whatever they wanted. But they can't. God doesn't allow it. And he demands every Christian, including Gryph, Roger, and Adam, to go along along in making this ethical lawsuit against you and your kind.
[Editor's note: Sam has since, thankfully, disavowed Christian Reconstructionism. An email dated Saturday, July 26, 2003 was received by the webmaster and states: "Hi Allan,This is 'Sam Krishna' - the guy who won 'Honorary Post of the Decade (the 1990's)'.Ouch. Yeah - reading that, that definitely sounds like me from 1995. All hot-headed, Pure Christian Reconstructionist, 'ethical lawsuit', etc.I want to apologize to you and anyone else I offended for making those comments. I definitely believe that 'Dominion Theology' is *A Bad Thing* and I tell people about that now. I was going through a particularly rough time in my life when that stuff came from my keyboard. I was wrong to say that - even Biblical truth and theology is quite a bit more nuanced, shaded, and subtle than Dominion Theologians would have you believe.While this email is not a repudiation of Christianity, per se, it is a repudiation of the volcanic fundamentalism of my youth. I hope you'll post the entire text of this email as a postscript to the 'Honorary Post'.Sincerely,Sam Krishna" ]
Sam Krishna, Errancy Archive 8 Comments
[5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 1
I came across this post using FSTDT's \"Random Quote\" generator, and I wanted to post a comment purely to bring this original post, and especially its followup, to the attention of FSTDT's current readers.
I also want to applaud Sam Krishna for his integrity in acknowledging his change of heart. For many people, it's not easy to change at all, much less own up to having changed, especially when it concerns deeply held beliefs.
2/1/2006 6:26:30 PM
Indeed. I saw this one trawling through the archives last month (which I should finish) and would like to add, every time a person renounces Christian Dominionism or similar beliefs, I consider it a victory for humanity.
Sam's reluctance suggests he was always a reasonable/nice enough person, which makes this post less frightening to me than some of the ones we are seeing now with people seeming to exult in the expected bloodshed.
2/1/2006 11:51:02 PM
I found this one via Random Quote too. It's nice to see that there is hope of shedding some of the fallacious ideas that religious indoctrination has implanted in them.
10/20/2008 1:18:41 PM
Some Random Guy
Where there's life, there's hope.
1/25/2009 1:16:39 PM
It took him 8 years to change, but he did it. Atta' boy!
1/25/2009 5:34:08 PM
1/25/2009 6:46:45 PM
His humility is refreshing.
3/24/2009 6:58:15 AM
Aww, fuzzy. It always warms me to see people becoming more sane and rational - especially this guy, who sounds like he was pretty cut up about his fundamentalism even when he was a fundamentalist. Internet hugs to SK.
8/3/2010 8:34:34 AM