Monday, April 29, 2013

Sully on Religious Conflict

Andrew Sullivan makes a salient point about religious conflict on The Daily Dish.

The struggle of our time is not between religions so much as within them. The battle is between fundamentalist certainty and religious humility; between those who see divine truth and seek to live by it, and those who think they see divine truth and want to impose it on others; it is between Islam and Jihadism, between Christianity and Christianism, between the humane ethics of Judaism and the extremist bigotry of many West Bank Settlers. Until these internal struggles are resolved, the external dangers will endure.

This comment explains my problem with the Bush administration's Gobal War on Terror.  Fighting one form of fundamentalism (Islamic) with another (militaristic Christianism) was a recipe for escalation, gasoline on the fire.

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