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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If anything, true orthodox religions are uncompromising and fundamentalist in nature (whether for good or bad maybe).

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

My observation is that religious people are less compromising, and I think it's a good thing. For example, take abortion. The atheist will be okay with it because not everyone wants to have children, while human life is sacred to the religious person and so there is no room for it. Another example is usury. There's a need for credit, and if there's an interest on it, atheists will go along. In the Muslim world, on the other hand, there's interest-free credit. Atheists tolerate homosexuality because there's no observable harm in it, and they go down the slippery slope so that children are now encouraged to undergo cosmetic surgery that affirms their view of gender, while the religious person will have none of that because they don't compromise on traditional views of gender and sexuality. They're uncompromising because they believe their values to have a divine source and therefore to be right exactly in the way in has been received and not open for debate. This is the confidence in their way of life that comes along with religion. The good intentions of the atheist (i.e. they want to be open and tolerant) are abused by the planning class so that society is in a constant state of modification and no roots are left intact; religion counteracts this. I'm astonished you're overlooking what is perhaps religion's greatest strength.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Here's what I think is a difference between Muslim world and the Christian one (the latter isn't so much a "Christian" world anymore): People want to practice abortions in the Christian world-the Christian says that I won't stop you from what you are doing but what you are doing is a horrible sin and you will go to Hell if you don't repent" and in the Muslim world you get the more direct "Stop performing abortion right now before we throw you out, punish, or kill you."

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is contradicted by the almost weekly bombardment of an abortion clinic somewhere in the US. The legalization of abortion happened in the context of a weakening influence of Christianity; prior to that, it was heavily punished. Although that only begun in the 19th century, and before that it was only mildly punished. So it seems that a Christian world doesn't necessarily outlaw abortion, but it certainly can.

The Qur'an has a heavy emphasis on the dichotomy between heaven and hell; much moreso than the Bible.