Saturday, October 07, 2006

On Fundamentalism at Columbia

When Ace wrote about the brouhaha at Columbia the other day, he wrote something I found rather insightful:
Not all fundamentalism is religious in nature. The impulse to violence, driven by mannichean certainty, is present in many folks. Those who reject conventional religion still may have that primal urge to smite their diabolic foes. The urge is still there; it simply manifests itself through a non-religious (or actually a quasi-religious) belief system.

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