Fundamentalist Christianity -- a psychological problem?
Psychology Today takes it on:
Three Fixations of Fundamentalist Christians ("There is, of course, no simple solution to the problem of fundamentalism.")
"...the fundamentalist is fundamentally driven by anxiety layered over a fragile sense of self-identity constructed upon a system of beliefs that is both logically inconsistent and highly suspect in light of modern science. As a result, the fundamentalist completely rejects modernity while battling mightily in the arena of national politics and culture to bring about a world that aligns more closely with the fundamentalist worldview." http://www.infidels.org/kiosk/book1029.html
"The clash in values between fundamentalists on the one hand, and main-stream religion and society on the other, has led to the beginnings of a religious showdown in the USA. Modern fundamentalists are pushing for an effective end to the separation of church and state. They are attempting to impose an ideology on society which legislates away people's freedoms, and replaces them with arbitrary, so-called "Christian," values which all must follow. The Christian Right is working toward this goal by trying to gain control of the political process at all levels..." http://www.markmason.net/newsrel2.htm
These are just a few examples of why I view fundamentalism as a psychological disorder above anything else.
edit: psychological problem