A Thought


I wonder if we could view the current state of affairs as modernity v. conservatism.

Other than scale is there a whole lot of difference between Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, Jim Jones, the Branch Davidians, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) and the Taliban, al-queda ?

Instead of a “battle” between Christian and Muslim, perhaps it would be better framed as a battle between modernity / secularism and fundamentalism / conservatism.

I don’t see any significant difference between fundamentalist Christians  who claim the earth is only six thousand years old and Mullah Omar and the Taliban.  Both groups want to return us to the dark ages of the 13th century.

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