Tuesday, May 02, 2006

“I worship the Prince of Peace,” Carter said, “not the Prince of Pre-emptive War.”

[President Jimmy] Carter read from his book his own definition of religious fundamentalism, which he said is led by authoritarian males; believes the past is better than the present but reserves the right to retain self-serving ingredients of both; is completely convinced of its own morality and unequivocally casts the opposition as morally wrong and possibly evil; and makes its own self-definition increasingly narrow and restricted.

"There are three words that summarize fundamentalist: rigidity, domination and exclusion," Carter said.

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