Religious Fundamentalism Vs. Extremism
Fundamentalism - returning to the fundamentals, the basics, morals.
Extremism - turned exaggerated and violent
X- France, Z- Germany, Y-Netherlands
France is directly above North Africa where the Muslim Population is high. It has easy to cross
borders due to the mediterranean sea on that side. France often restricts immigrants but due to the
Mediterranean sea and northern african conflicts
it’s easier to get there, and they come seeking
Muslim mosques have maybe started to be built throughout France and they [Muslims] have
probably been restricted to lower class.
Since muslims are the ‘intruders’ they are most likely at the bottom class and populate the
poorer areas. Younger Muslims, higher male rations.
With the Catholic focus i’m sure there were some problems between the relations. Especially
because of the class systems. Muslims receive the lower pay etc.
In Class notes 2/25
vajrayana is 6% of all buddhist and is the 3rd type of buddhism
Cosmogony- set of religious beliefs concerning origin of universe
Certain religions think the solstice is significant. Eg. The stonehenge, at certain times of the year the sun
rises directly between the stones.
Hierarchical religions - well defined geographical structure and is organized into local administrative units eg
Catholic and Mormons