Fundamentalism By Any Other Name Is Still Fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalism is bad no matter which form it takes. Recent events in Afghanistan where Muslim fundamentalists murdered UN workers is just the latest example of what can happen when religion gets out of control.

While most in our country are quick to blame the Afghani radicals (rightly so) one should really ask what makes our local fundamentalist population, this time Florida pastor Terry Jones, any better considering he carried out his threat to burn a Koran despite knowing that it would likely lead to violence?

There is obviously no justification for murder but what justification can one possibly have for purposely inciting that same act? Jones is showing no remorse so it is obvious to me that even though he didn’t kill those people, he is just as clueless (and guilty) as those that did, all in the name of their religion…

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