WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘THE LAST FUNDAMENTALIST’.
‘The Last Fundamentalist’ is a web series devoted to critical thinking, especially when it comes to matters of religion and politics. We are in the midst of a fundamentalist administration. An administration that places emphases on surface issues while ignoring issues of substance: climate change, income inequality, and the death of critical thinking.
Fundamentalist is a word you don’t hear that often anymore. At one time, it was a bonafide religious movement that emphasized literal belief in the bible. As we moved into the 1980s, the University of Chicago initiated a study called the Fundamentalist Project. The aim was to study fundamentalisms around the world, not just Christianity, where people accepted the literal interpretations of their country’s scripture, and the results of living in such a society.
The findings were pretty nightmarish. Unfortunately the study now seems like a self fulfilled prophecy instead of an educated warning. People have usually been reluctant to offer criticisms about religion because it was considered impolite. As a result, we are now living in a world where facts and objective reality do not seem to matter. It is rather ironic that the very people who used to champion terms like ‘reason’ and ‘absolute morality’ are now the biggest proponents of fake news and denial.
It is a complex subject and every Sunday I plan on releasing a new video concerning fundamentalism and how it is affecting our lives in the USA and abroad. If you have any tips, or would like to be interviewed for an upcoming episode of The Last Fundamentalist, please contact me by clicking here.
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