Fundamentalism in Washington DC

April 9, 2006 | By | Reply More

Jimmy Carter on Fundamentalism: one can find it in religious circles and now “very overwhelmingly” in Washington.

A fundamentalist believes, say, in religious circles, that I am close to God. Everything that I believe is absolutely right. Anyone who disagrees with me, in any case, is inherently wrong and therefore, inferior. And it violates my basic principles if I negotiate with anyone else or listen to their point of view or modify my own positions at all. So that is what has permeated this administration.

Here and here are more detailed interviews of Jimmy Carter, discussing his latest book, “Our Endangered Values.”

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Category: Good and Evil, Politics, Religion

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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