I have seen a lot of what I would call religious extremism on hubpages since joining around a month or two ago. Creationists, evangelists, fanatics; mainly these guys seem to be christian. Many are not what I would call extremists and have quite moderate views. What would you describe as religious extemism?
Excluding the opposite side of the coin mister Kirk?
I see proof of God in life-long devotion to denial and spending all of one's time conversing about religion when claiming it to be a fairy tale.
In comparison, you will not catch me hanging around the looney bin denying people's claims that they are 10 different people in one.
Why is that? Because it is not important to me.
Why then, do non-Christians and atheists bother?
I suppose I'll leave that inquiry open as those with a desire to execute clear reasoning should come to an accurate conclusion fairly quickly.
I bother because I see religious fanaticism as dangerous. This was not a personal attack on you vector07.
That is a the thing about many zealots; they feel it is a personal attack on them, they feel cornered...
I see any kind of fanaticism as dangerous.
I see fanaticism of any sort as a form of self indused blindness.
Being so focused on one thing so intently that everything else fades away into the darkness.
We all do it to some degree.
You havent threatened me Kirk.
I lost count the amount of times people have explained why non religious discuss christianity. At first I thought you were being pedantic but then I realised you were Russian.
I suppose I would consider praying while skateboarding pretty extreme
It's all 3D.
Delusion, dishonesty and delivery and how low one stoops to meet them.
Religion and personal idealism are insane when mixed, a bane on society, a danger to the many and the one. It's hard to tell if a person is capable of reaching a certain level of menace, because they mask their agendas with religion. It's been done time and again throughout ancient and modern history...
Is it not time to give up the old ways, so people can't use it as a weapon?
When there are weapons of war and a way to control and fuel the troops, will there not be bloodshed?
I suppose I would define it as a person, or group, who actively pursues an agenda of forcing others to live by their religious convictions.
Freedom of speech allows us all to voice an opinion. No one has the right to dictate, legislate or in any other way force that opinion to become another person's way of life. To attempt that would be extremism.
I'm floored that no one has made the inevitable "any religion" wisecrack yet. Some of our friendlier atheist posters must have slept in today.
Its early days yet, Friday afternoon... wait till saturday morning!
Your post is a prime example of religious extremism. Been indoctrinated lately???
Just kidding. You sounded as if you missed the friendlier atheists. I thought I'd fill the void.
I would describe religious extremism as strapping a bomb to yourself with the intention of committing suicide and taking as many others with you as you possibly can.
Thank you for representing reality.
It refreshing to see some not so common, common sense.
What about burning the religious texts of other 'non-desireable' religions? Surely that is religious extremism in its self?
Churches, Temples, Laboratories, Museums, Technology, Particle Accelerators, Space Exploration, Medicine, Belief in Demons, Hell, Death, Self, Afterlife, Television, Economics, Gene Splicing, WMD's, Exorcisms, Little Green Men, Conspiracy Theories, Advertising, etc and the applications of said doctrines.
I understood it Jerami. But - I don't agree.
I do understand why you religious guys need to call any other thoughts and approaches religions as well. It makes yours seem less unreasonable.
Unfortunately - it just causes conflict and - you don't get to include your unreasonableness alongside my reason.
Although generalized as strictly theistic, anything religious implies strong devotion toward, acute obsession, a systematic style or ritual application, methodology used to form an individual practice, lifestyle; collective social archetype, self-controlled environment or socially-controlled environment.
Ha Mark .... I will give you this much ...
IF there is a God ? ,,, His representives ain't been doing such a good job of doing his bidding!
A religious extremist is someone who cannot grasp the fact that HubPages is not a religion forum, someone who compulsively starts threads about their religious beliefs and gets riled up if anyone disagrees with them. We all know the usual suspects around here. Where is the eye-rolling smiley?
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