When I heard about Sam Harris’s book, End of Faith, I was excited to read it. Then I started it and felt like he made ridiculous assumptions, but had a good point or two. The last couple of days I’ve read a few pages and found some more good points or issues. So, I think it must be a pretty good book that will be tough for me to get through.
Anyway, here’s the most recent comment that really struck me. Sam Harris points out that Muslim extremists are extreme in their faith. That is, the problem is they really believe what Islam teaches.
I don’t know anything about Islam or Muslim extremists. But the comment generated this question for me: Are Fundamentalist Christians more extreme in their faith than Progressive Christians?
Obviously, I think the answer is no. But, I wonder what others think. AND, I wonder what Progressive Christians can do to counteract the perception among, Fundamentalists, atheists, and dare I say even Progressive Christians, that the answer to this question is yes.