IT’S not the Muslims or the Christians or the Hindus or Buddhists or the atheists that cause the most grief in this world. It is the fundamentalists.
Fundamentalism appeals to base tendencies that can justify hatred, persecution and murder. Religious fundamentalism accepts hypocrisy. It pays lip service to the ideals of true religion, all the while ignoring them in practice.
Extremists use religion as an excuse for their hateful actions. They might say they are protecting religion but that’s a lie. They are really just protecting power.
Fundamentalism is a refusal of conversation. It I a shrill, negative, fear-filled form of faith, wherever it breeds. Fundamentalism is always the same – with its followers insisting that they should not be challenged or even questioned.
Fundamentalism never understands that real faith cannot be enforced or coerced. People cannot be intimidated to believe at the point or a gun or through fears of bombs being thrown.