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Your Definition Of Fundamentalism Not Acceptable

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on November 29, 2001 14:58:37 UTC

Jisbond,

The accepted definition is the belief in the literal interpretation of scripture. I will not consider any other definition. It is associated with terrorism only by coincidence. A literal interpretation of any scripture, any religion including Islam, does not allow for terrorism.

So any terrorist who claims scriptural supprot is not really a fundamentalist because they are not using a literal interpretation of scripture.

On the other hand, if you trust literal scripture more than scientific truth, you undermine science investigation, just as the Articles of Faith you provided do. They condemn research and investigation, and even theological discussion. That is a recipe for stagnation. So we need another Imam to correct that.

Richard

PS: I am doing Ramadon this year. Getting fat from overcompensating with too much eating at night.

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