There’s an interesting discussion going on in the Forums.
We know Christian fundamentalists believe in the literal truth of the Bible — the world was created in six days, God created an actual Adam and Eve, Hell exists as written in the Bible, etc.
Christian extremists (who may be a subcategory of the fundamentalists?) try to enforce that belief on others, whether through legislation or otherwise.
(I don’t know if those definitions are the ones you’d use. Feel free to correct me.)
A few questions pop up:
- What’s the difference between a fundamentalist and an extremist?
- Can there be atheist fundamentalists? What would that look like?
- Can there be atheist extremists? What would that look like?
(Thanks to SarahH for the link!)