Over this last century, things have often gone, not as Rev. Fosdick hoped, but as he feared. Were he here today, I think he would challenge all non-fundamentalists — Christian and otherwise — with a very practical path forward. He would challenge us to wake up every day realizing that five fundamental threats are breathing down our necks. He would challenge us to out-think, out-organize, out-give, out-strive, out-love, and out-last our fundamentalist counterparts in the 21st Century. He would challenge us to start acting like we’re losing, because we are.
Any of us familiar with the addiction recovery process know that until we overcome our denial, we still haven't hit bottom.