The Wonder Wander


Religious Fundamentalists

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Tom Malley @ 2:12 pm

I have a simple view of religious fundamentalism and fundamentalists.

Every religion has writings that form the basis for that religion. If you adhere to the tenets of those writings, then you are a fundamentalist. If you choose not to follow some of these basic tenets, then you are not a fundamentalist.

If the writings of a religion say that followers should live at peace with those around them, then a fundamentalist will try to live at peace. If the writings of a religion say that unbelievers should be executed, then a fundamentalist is obligated to either convert or execute people.

Unfortunately, the term Christian Fundamentalist is often used in the same way as the term Muslim Fundamentalist.


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