One of the things we must understand about the
fundamentalist mindset is it's draw toward martyrdom. The more this pathology is
'persecuted' the more it thinks it's doing God's work. It's an aggressive
bending of the original meaning of John 15:20, which creates a viscious
circle....a negative 'ring-pass-not.'
Sooner or later martyrdom is the only alternative
because these unfortunate souls end up being totally marginalized and isolated
from what little sanity there is left in this already troubled
This is the same kind of mindset that drives terrorists to blow
They are 'not of this world.' Not because they walk with the
angels but because their pessimism has made them that way.