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Karen Armstrong @ 87-

Fundamentalism is a modern invention, not a phenomenon inherent in religious belief itself, argues Armstrong, a one-time aspiring Catholic nun who has published more than 20 books on comparative religion, including this year's The Case for God and histories of Prophet Muhammad and the Bible. Armstrong is now launching a Charter for Compassion to promote the spirit of flexibility and humanity she thinks is present in all the major religions. "Religion was not supposed to provide explanations that lay within the competence of reason," she wrote in the Wall Street Journal, "but to help us live creatively with realities for which there are no easy solutions and find an interior haven of peace."

*rolls eyes*

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:42:00 UTC | #419493