In Facebook a good friend of mine posted her status that she was missing her puppies. First reaction came from someone on her list, asking what my friend as Muslim was doing, having puppies as pets.
Another good friend, experienced an annoying encounter from someone on her list. This friend of mine added a fan page of Obama on her profile. Suddenly someone on her list started to post warnings on my friend´s wall. These were messages about how evil Obama was, accompanied with Bible verses supporting her opinion. This person didn´t even bother to pay attention at the fact that my friend is a Muslim.
Those two situations above are examples why I detest radicalism. Some fanatics in religions take for granted that others would like to be saved. These people believe it is their ultimate task to spread the words and correct others who don´t act to their belief.
My late father, who was a chatty person, loved to discuss with Jehovah Witnesses. When they came by (we were one of 5 Christian Families in our neighbourhood), my father welcomed them and held a long conversation about Faith.
But hey, radicalism and fanaticism are not just going on in Religion. How about cherishing an idea so badly that you are willing to harm others to accomplish it? This is the trend I see happening with movements against Animal Abuse and Anti Globalism. Activists of the Dutch movement against Animal Abuse blow up cars of CEOs of pharmacy companies due to animal testing these organisations have in their programmes. Some even threaten family members of banks´s employees which finance several activities where animals are used as test material.
Holding on to your faith is something beautiful but yet very private. As I believe practising religion is an attempt to hold a dialog with the Creator vertical way. Or for those who strongly believe in an idea to make world worth living, it is a noble cause. But please Laisser Faire, adopt a ´let live´ attitude, with respect cause radicalism only brings chaos in our life.