I have a belief that religious fundamentalists (hereafter referred to as “Fundies” because it’s shorter) are a threat to Western societies and should be discouraged, derided and ignored as much as possible. This belief is based on the following:
Fundies desire to convert people to their own way of life and thinking. God tells them to do this and, after all, “it’s for your own good.”
The fastest way to gain converts is to have a state-sponsored religion. This makes it politically correct to be devout as well as giving religious authorities the ability to discourage other religions as well as anyone claiming to be an athiest.
Fundies in the US and other countries actively involve themselves in politics by either running for office or, more often, supporting various candidates in return for legislation favoring Fundy veiwpoints.
A religiously-supported government is incompatible with modern life, forbidding or discouraging freedom of speech and religion, freedom of sexual orientation, and many other aspects of daily life we take forgranted in North America and Europe.
This boils down to Fundies are actively trying to interfere in my personal life.
Anyone care to disagree?
(Still looking for a good sig file!)