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Religious Fundamentalism: How Will it Affect China's Future? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-7-6 21:50:13 |Display all floors
We have seen various examples of global fundamentalism and the problems that they cause:

    Jewish fundamentalism in the West Bank,
    Islamic fundamentalism in the Taliban,
    Buddhist fundamentalism in Sri Lanka,
    Christian fundamentalism in the US,
    Hindu fundamentalism in India,
    etc.


With the rise of fundamentalists (especially, Islamic fundamentalists) does China have to fear?

Is it possible that we are in a post-secular world?

If so, how should we prepare ourselves?
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Post time 2007-7-6 22:00:06 |Display all floors
Islamic prophet Muhammad highly regarded Chinese culture and urged his followers to learn from China.

Majority muslims won't do harm to China. Islamic fundamentalists also won't affect much here.


Certainly different with western political cult that deliberately use Jesus as their PR figure and poison Chinese minds with their shallow doctrine.
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Post time 2007-7-6 22:29:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 2007-7-6 21:50
We have seen various examples of global fundamentalism and the problems that they cause:

    Jewish fundamentalism in the West Bank,
    Islamic fundamentalism in the Taliban,
    Buddhist fund ...



Changabula, I disagree. Nowhere in  Asia (or for that matter around the world) you can find Buddhist fundamentalism. Buddhism is no ordinary religion but a philiosphy of life, peaceful and not meant to force others into believing their teachings. What we see nowadays in Sri Lanka is a civil war between Tamils (Hindhus) and the rest of the population (Buddhists). I'd call the Tamil Tigers a secessionist movement. They want to divide Sri Lanka and create an independent Hindhu state on Lankan soil.

Reagarding Islamic fundamentalism, the answer can only be to deal with the troblemakers in a harsh way. If they create unrest, deal with them the way they would deal with you, meaning no mercy and with the full impact of the law.

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Post time 2007-7-6 23:07:22 |Display all floors
Why the spread of fundamentalism?

Fundamentalists hanker after the old certainties, and some of them strive to bring their communities and nations back to what they feel are proper moral and doctrinal foundations. They do all in their power to force others to live according to a “correct” moral code and system of doctrinal beliefs.

A fundamentalist is strongly convinced that he is right and others are wrong. Professor James Barr, in his book Fundamentalism, says that fundamentalism “is often felt to be a hostile and opprobrious term, suggesting narrowness, bigotry, obscurantism and sectarianism.”

It is understandable, then, why the term “fundamentalism” evokes the image of unreasoning fanaticism and why those who are not fundamentalists are uneasy when they see fundamentalism spreading.

As individuals, we may disagree with fundamentalists and be appalled by their political maneuverings and their sometimes violent actions.

So we should be concerned about the spread of fundamentalism.
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Post time 2007-7-7 00:23:05 |Display all floors

Only shows that humans have a tendancy to inbred

Fundamentalism, no matter what the fundamentals are about - usually entail a degree of inbreeding to the keep the faith/movement pure.  Give these 'isms a few generations, and they tend to disappear from the gene pool.  Seems to be nature's way of eliminating trouble.

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Post time 2007-7-7 01:10:19 |Display all floors
"Buddhist fundamentalism"      

????????

What an idiot!

You just made yourself look like a moron, changaybula, as you've done a hundred times before.

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Post time 2007-7-7 03:06:44 |Display all floors

The BBC said

that the Taliban were good

until the USA

told us they were bad

"We know it's weakness, but the weakness is so strong!"

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