Fundamentalist Christians are often dismissed as irrational but I am wondering if the opposite is closer to the truth, that is, that they’re overly rational.
Have you ever noticed that they try to rationalise everything, including the intrinsically irrational? If they were genuinely indifferent to rationality there would be no need for pseudo-scientific speculation and eschatological decoding. They could maybe, shock, horror, let inspired poetry just be inspired poetry. No, fundamentalism is a product of modernity every bit as much as liberalism.