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Sat Aug 9, 2014, 09:50 AM

48. I'm an atheist, a vegetarian, and a staunch liberal

 

I certainly don't 'support' religious fundamentalism.

However, I respect people who act in accordance with their beliefs. People who claim to subscribe to a particular religious doctrine, then willfully behave in ways that are utterly contradictory to aspects of the doctrine that are inconvenient for them - well, what's the point?

So, while I naturally won't 'support' religious fundamentalism, I can respect people who act in accordance with what they believe to be important doctrine of their religion. It's only through such respect that understanding and progress can be achieved among those of divergent belief systems.

ISIL, for example, is, in my mind, grotesquely vicious, destructive and, inasmuch as evil can be said to exist, it is. However, it is composed of people who rigorously act on their beliefs, and that I must respect. Its adherents are fiercely devoted to their cause, and that's why they are such capable fighters.

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