The fundamentalist religious person says “MY sectarian, unverifiable superstitions… are the only good superstitions… MY religious stories are the only good stories! You must BELIEVE that!”

“…EVERYONE else’s religious superstitions…are bad superstitions…They are unverifiable!…Superstitions!…Empty…requiring blind belief!

OTHER religious stories are bad stories!…False stories!…Evil stories! Full of prejudice..and bigotries…violence and hate!”

They say this with the utmost earnestness…and a serious, straight face…

You look deeply, into their eyes…consciously aware of the crazy delusion they are unconsciously compelled to express by their religious obsession…

It is this overwhelming seriousness about religion that seems to be one
of the hallmarks of the fundamentalist.  He is concerned not only with
his own conformity to doctrine, but the conformity of the rest of
society to it, too.  Many fundamentalists will not hesitate to intervene
in the political process to ensure that society is forced to conform to
the behaviors their world view requires, if not accept that world view.
 The belief that they are right, without any question, justifies, in
their own minds, taking upon themselves the right to impose their point
of view, by force if necessary…

“I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you
to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good… Our goal is a
Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to
conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want
pluralism."  -Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, Quoted in The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 8-16-93