Bad Faith: The Danger of Religious Extremism

Steven K. Baum

Abstract


Against a current backdrop which includes several atheists getting a lot of press (Richard Dawkins,

 

The God Delusion; Sam Harris, The End of Faith; Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything), Kressel provides a fairly compelling argument for not giving up on religion. By the same token, he has little sympathy for those on the Religious Right who teeter toward extremist thinking on a good day. He listens to and respects those in the middle. For Kressel, the moderates are those who are able to negotiate the Left’s atheism and intellectual bravado and the Right’s fundamentalism. The moderates steer the vehicle just fine and avoid both extremes.


Keywords


Religion, genocide, hate speech

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