who takes their religion so literally and to such
extremes that they contradict
basis of their faith. They typically believe in a literal, verbatim interpretation of their scripture. They also
have ridiculous, childish
defenses to intelligent criticism
of their beliefs
that border on insanity. The level of hypocrisy and stupidity most
of these people exhibit is truly profound.
Prime examples of fundamentalists
are the geniuses who call
themselves Christians and march around
that say "GOD HATES FAGS," seriously suggest that the earth is 6,000 years old when
an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence proves otherwise, or tell women that they are filthy when
they are menstruating (because it's in the Bible, you know).
in general give religion a bad name. By definiition, it is impossible for any religion or belief structure that is centered
on love, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness (most
of the major religions
are) to be anything but great. However, when
people watch the news and see these dumbasses parading around
with their "THANK GOD FOR AIDS - FAGS GO TO HELL" signs
and calling themselves Christians, it tends to leave a bad taste in the mouth.
See also asshat
Jerry Falwell blamed the 9/11 attacks on the wrath of God, which
he claims was incited by gays, lesbians, and pornography. He's a fundamentalist.