I know we have a thread that gives us "some definitions" but I want to see where the members on this board stand. What do you consider to be the necessary elements in the practices and preaching of a person for him to call himself a fundamentalist today? I know what fundamentalism was when it began. But I think observant and thinking people realize that most who proudly bear the title today are a far cry from those original fundamentalists. To keep from being accused of posting a loaded question I will identify what I think. I think the modern fundamentalist, by and large, is a pope. I think he is someone who has built hedges about hedges about the law and has and proclaims many positions which are not logically connected to Scripture. His disdain for the sufficiency and authority of Scripture and willingness to preach his preferences as the Word of God makes him a pope.