Fundamentalism is a form of religious belief which accepts uncritically the teachings of some ancient religious text and refuses to accept modern scientific developments when such developments contradict the revered text. Fundamentalists can be Christian, Muslim or belong to other religions.

Christian fundies tell you that every single word of the Bible is true and if you tell them that's crazy they get angry and say you are going to Hell.

Very many, possibly most liberals have some religious faith, and there are Conservative atheists. We're liberal Freethinkers on this website, and we like getting together with others who agree with us.

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One type of Extreme religious fundamentalist is someone who wishes to use a religious text for a world view instead of modern science.


Fundamentalism is dangerous in several areas

Danger With public education

Since a Christian fundamentalist believes a religious book and an interpretation that God made Human beings in 6004 BCE, the Christian fundamentalist wants this taught in science in public schools instead of what the normal person believes after the scientific method has been applied, that we evolved from an Ape which was a common ancestor with gorilla and chimpanzee via the genus Australopithecus. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education under Donald Trump wants prayer to be mandatory in public schools, which is one of the first steps in establishing Christian Sharia.

Freethinking liberals and even intelligent secular conservatives do not want Creationism or Intelligent Design taught in public school science class.

Danger With foreign policy

The second danger is with foreign policy, and the irrational mentality of extreme religious fundamentalist might lead to a global thermo nuclear war because said extreme religious fundamentalist might think it's Armageddon and might see a Horse and think oh no prophesy revelation Jesus is telling me to go to War and hit the red button.

Secular America

Thankfully, we live in a secular America that doesn't permit replacing the 14th amendment to the Constitution with the interpretation of Fred Phelps on Leviticus or 1 Corinthians or any of the other extreme interpretations of the Bible.

Also mainstream Americans do not want an extreme religious fundamentalist with a finger on the Button.

Notable extreme religious fundamentalists

See also