The thing I find most troubling about fundamentalism, whether in politics or in religion, is the war fundamentalists declare and then wage on almost anyone whose opinion or understanding of truth is different from theirs.
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Reject Islamophobia in favor of terror-o-phobia. The enemy is not a certain religion but barbaric practices done in its name.
Religions do offer theological doctrine, but what they really offer is solace, love, sanctity, and value -- all of them inchoate, all of them dear.
The question of life's meaning is a spiritual one -- one that has been largely lost due to the devaluing of spiritual and religious institutions in the country.
Even by nut case standards, Reverend Wiley S. Drake's public prayer for the death of President Obama stretched far past the outer limit of credulity.
The great puzzle is why so many are so hot at President Obama for backing the Defense of Marriage Act.
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