Fundamentalism

How to Overcome Religion and Follow Your Own Path

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:39

"The fundamentalist religions of our world have led much of humanity into a life of fear, guilt and shame. These fear based dogmatic beliefs prevent many of us from achieving our highest and greatest potential. Fear keeps us imprisoned in our own personal hell, preventing us from recognizing our intrinsic worth and true ability. We were created to succeed and live a joy filled existence, yet many of us are trapped in misery and personal torment. Once we free ourselves from our fear based beliefs we are able to become who we were divinely created to be.

How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:30

"Do you want the greatest challenges of the day to be addressed with thoughtful, reality-based solutions rather than with cherry-picked quotations from scripture? Do you want to shrink religion—especially fundamentalist religion—to the point that it plays no noticeable role in American public life? Do you want right-wing religious leaders to be so unpopular that politicians avoid them rather than pander to them for endorsements?

Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All—and What We Can Do about It

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:28

"At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress—those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country’s two major political parties.

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century

Submitted by RWMaster on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:23

"In his two most recent bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips established himself as a powerful critic of the political and economic forces that rule—and imperil—the United States, tracing the ever more alarming path of the emerging Republican majority’s rise to power. Now Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the current age of global overreach, fundamentalist religion, diminishing resources, and ballooning debt under the GOP majority.

The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism

Submitted by RWMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:23

"Former nun and A History of God iconoclast Armstrong delves deeply once again into the often violent histories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this time exploring the rise of fundamentalist enclaves in all three religions. Armstrong begins her story in an unexpected, though brilliant, fashion, examining how the three faiths coped with the tumultuous changes wrought by Spain's late-15th-century reconquista.

Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalisms around the World

Submitted by RWMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:19

"After the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States, religious fundamentalism has dominated public debate as never before. Policymakers, educators, and the general public all want to know: Why do fundamentalist movements turn violent? Are fundamentalisms a global threat to human rights, security, and democratic forms of government? What is the future of fundamentalism?

Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 15:29

"At a time when the distance between church and state is narrowing and the teaching of intelligent design is being proposed for our classrooms, it is startling and provocative to hear the reasoned voice of a dissident from inside the church. For Carlene Cross, arriving at this shift in belief was a long and torturous journey.