|While responding with Love to hateful disruptive situations, it is always defensive.|
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Co-Existing with Fundamentalist Religion [Tom Schade]
Why did they do it? Because they are religious fundamentalists, who believe that the world at large must be brought to the correct faith, and that it is their God-given duty to convert or confront all the non-beleivers. They reject the modern paradigm of secular states and pluralist cultures in which differing religions co-exist with each other in peace.
There are other forms of intolerant religions in the world. There are intolerant branches of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
The challenge of co-existing with intolerant religions is before all adherents of forms of liberal religion and holders of secular philosophies.
So the question:
Can the Tolerant and the Intolerant Co-exist?
Yes, but only if the Tolerant have the power to preserve the structural arrangements which protect them.
It is a question, ultimately, of power.