The Fundamentalists

What do Saudi Arabia and America have in common? Why, religion of course. Hinterland faiths are on the rise, and there’s nothing the Western humanists can do about it.

Issue: Mar-Apr 2011

MANY PEOPLE believe the world is—or should be—reaching a consensus on the universal and inevitable superiority of the rationalistic, humane and rights-based values of Western civilization. 

In stark contrast, the “end-time is nigh, secular humanism seduces people from their faith, and personal behavior with respect to God is (or should be) our primary concern” school of thought is attracting an increasing number of adherents.

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