When people follow their religions tenets?
If a religion says kill people who eat cows.
Rape women who don't cover themselves.
Stone those who do not worship your god.
Burn adulterers alive.
Those who study science should have their eyes riped out.
You can not marry a man over 25 years of age.
You can not marry a woman older than 16.
Yes these are made up. Say they were written 1000 years ago and now many believers have soften their belifs and are more tolerant. And may not follow these laws anymore. But say one person believes these rules should be in place still of the above (made up) rules. Why are they considered an extremist? Why not a devote follower?
Answer by Dardenella at 5:42 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
Answer by MamaK88 at 6:04 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
Answer by Skepticchick at 6:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
I suppose technically, they are both extreme and devout. Those who have adopted a more liberal interpretation of their holy texts might be seen, as suggested in earlier posts, as "less than" those who follow their religious texts more to the letter. We consider it extreme for those who follow the more violent interpretations, but it is how the books are written - both Old and New Testaments, as well as the Qu'ran.
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:14 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:16 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:23 PM on Feb. 25, 2013
Answer by booklover545 at 11:43 AM on Feb. 26, 2013
Answer by momto2boys973 at 3:03 PM on Feb. 26, 2013