Fundamentalism is variously described by various authors, but to me it really boils down to a rather simple test: In my view, a fundamentalist religion is a religion, any religion, that when confronted with a conflict between love, compassion and caring, and conformity to doctrine, will almost invariably choose the latter regardless of the effect it has on its followers or on the society of which it is a part.
Fundamentalist religions make this choice because they uniformly place a high priority on doctrinal conformity, with such force that it takes higher priority than love, compassion and service. ~Fundamentalism Defined
It takes courage to step away from religion and let your inner-system detox from years of religious programming. It takes time to work through fears and insecurities and find that solid ground within your heart. When all seems confusing, dark or lost, just remember, LOVE is always the answer. Love yourself. Love those that hurt you. Allow others to love you. The simple answer is LOVE!
Radiate boundless love toward the entire world- above, below and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. ~Gautama Buddha
Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you and pray for those that persecute you. ~Jesus Christ
I am not exactly sure what heaven will be like, but I know that when I die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘how many good things have you done in your life?’ Rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?’ ~Mother Teresa
Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is to great a burden to bear. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.