Category Archives: religion and government

Fundamentalists

It seems to me that whenever religious fundamentalists hold sway it is the worst of news for women. Women face the most serious limitations. I know the intent of many holy books is to protect women, but we cannot afford to force women in the 21st century to conform to the rules of antique societies. We cannot really intend to force women to stay home and to stay uneducated. We cannot intend to subject women to the private cruelties of some men who are dangerous to the women in their care. Any religious fundamentalist is the same in these respects.

I personally fear that some day we will let a fundamentalist group govern America because they “seem” to offer some things we do want. Perhaps I would be more amenable to conservative political ideas if they didn’t come married to fundamentalist Christian beliefs.