Re: Veering [OT] Fundamentalists in general, was RE: [FH] ecofundamentalists was RE: [FH] World maps
From: Brian Burger <yh728@v...>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 14:54:46 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Veering [OT] Fundamentalists in general, was RE: [FH] ecofundamentalists was RE: [FH] World maps
On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, John Atkinson wrote:
> --- Oerjan Ohlson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >"A usually religious movement or point of view
> > >characterized by a return to fundamental
> > principles,
> > >by rigid adherence to those principles, and often
> > by
> > >intolerance of other views and opposition to
> > >secularism."
> > I'm glad to say that I'm not abusing the word, then
> > - thanks to the
> > "usually" and "often", this definition fits the
> > eco-fundamentalists I'm
> > talking about perfectly :-) They certainly treat
> > ecology like a religion...
> > including believing in Holy Scripts which are
> > heavily biased towards their
> > particular point of view, and all that <g>
> Very true. Like I always say, Militant Atheism,
> Secular Humanism, and Environmentalism are as much
> religions as Buddhism, Shinto, or Judaism. They
> require you to accept on faith a cosmological view
> that is inherently unprovable.
That's why I'm a Fundamentalist Agnostic. The whole damn thing's
unprovable and based on no data whatsoever! That goes for Athiests and
Diests both, but the God-botherers are noisier...
Off topic, but what the heck...
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