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Fundamentalism. From Secular to Sacred Psychosocial & Socioeconomic Perspective What Is To Be Done? By Tahir M. Qazi, MD. History & Definition. Protestants Conference in Niagara Falls, NY Scopes Trial (Monkey Trial) 1925 Theory of Natural Selection Under Fire

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Fundamentalism
Fundamentalism

From Secular to Sacred

Psychosocial & Socioeconomic Perspective

What Is To Be Done?

By

Tahir M. Qazi, MD


History definition
History & Definition

  • Protestants Conference in Niagara Falls, NY

  • Scopes Trial (Monkey Trial) 1925

  • Theory of Natural Selection Under Fire

  • Ideology & Use of Violent/Non-violent means



Modes of Human Thinking &

Corresponding Philosophic Conceptions

Dogmatic

Semi-Dogmatic

Rationalist

Fundamentalism

??

Humanism/Secularism


Fundamentalism As a Set of Values

  • Self Righteousness

  • Narcissism

  • Proselytizing

  • Dogmatic Thinking


  • An Unsocialized Horror

  • Destructive of Property

  • Unable to Share Possessions

  • Insistent & Demanding for Gratification

  • Violent & Uninhibited in Display of Feelings

  • Fundamentalist

  • Militant Fundamentalist

  • None of the Above


Personality Theories are NOT appropriate for understanding fundamentalism

Psycho-social Models hold better promise

For understanding Fundamentalism


Religious Fundamentalism Scale

Individual Behavior

Sociopolitical Behavior

  • Authoritarian Submission

  • Sanctioned Aggression

  • Commitment to Conventions

Altemeyers; Page 380


Proselytizing
Proselytizing

Fundamentalist Parents to a teenager:

S/he had been raised in a non-religious Family.

Thinking to be religious. What would you advise?

Atheist Parents to a teenager:

S/he had been raised in a religious Family.

Thinking to become an atheist. What would you advise?


98% religious parents

Try to lead teen to their faith

________________________

18% Atheist Parents

Try to lead teen to their atheism

80% Atheist Parents Responded:

“They would encourage the teen to search among

Alternatives beliefs and decide for yourself”


Atheistic Fundamentalism is not a valid construct


Fundamentalism is an Attitude

Towards Belief (Ideology)

Role of Social Conditions in

Determination of Behavior

Learned Behavior


Fundamentalism violence
Fundamentalism & Violence

Protestant fundamentalists in the US fought for their ideology in the court of law

Taliban in Afghanistan resorted to violence

Why?



Fundamentalist Values

vs

Secular Values


  • Self Expression

  • Gender Relations

  • Homosexuality

  • Civil Liberties

  • Political Structure


Cultural Theorists: Max Weber to Sam Huntington

“Cultural Values have enduring and

Autonomous influence on the society”

Economic Theorists: Karl Marx to Daniel Bell

“Socioeconomic development brings

pervasive changes in the society”


Sequence of Human Development

Existential Security

Economic Change

Self-Expression Values

Cultural Change

Democratic Institutions

Political Change

Modernism, Cultural Change & Democracy: Page 134


Value Change

Fundamentalism to Secularism?

Existential security

Economic Justice

Education



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