Power Abuse in Religions

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An excellent example of a critical analysis paper by Chang-Ting.

De Kadt states that fundamentalist religions aim not to overcome the tensions between different aspects of race identities and not to restore it to an unambiguous oneness. The belief systems have powerful influenced the public and politics of nations worldwide. People of different faiths not only fight over their basic beliefs and land but they end in war. In the world today fundamentalist religions have all sorts of violence; it is like a wild fire when terrorism is the issue. If different religious fundamentalist groups don't have their mind's open, there would be disputed between people and countries on account of their faith. From historical teaching, religions have started wars, ended them, impacted, and persuaded people. Needless to say, beliefs are very influential on the world current days. World terrorism is very violent because there are different groups trying to express their own point of views. Many terrorist groups have been associated with religious ideologies. These show how religion can be a key instrument in World Terrorism from a variety of religions there is a variety of terrorism.

Fundamentalists used a religion to make all their people believe that only their doctrines can rescuer the whole world even had to destroy the other heathens from the beginning. All their doctrines are lying and using religions to gaining power. Fundamentalists told whatever people were believed, to illustrate, it convinced all its disciples with violent behaviors, of course, are at war with the world, and these are how they justify their murder of innocents. As a result, Terrorists are able to convince themselves that no one is an innocent. Reality is that Terrorists are never innocents and their targets are nearly always innocents. World terrorism will never end if there are religions that cannot attain mutual understanding. If religions are to give one a spiritual uplifting, why is it that they can promote such not sacred acts of violence?

The purpose of many terrorist acts is to cause fear in the every society. By attacking innocent bystanders, the terrorist hopes to strike fear in all those who can identify with the victims. Therefore, the terrorist will invariably attack common carriers such as aircraft, buses and ships. Or will attack a shopping center, market, bus depot, airport, restaurant, or other famous public place. The terrorist shot and killed one of them and sent him home with a message. The message was violent, intimidating and persuasive to the point that a government gave in to their demands. Terrorism is a frightening and horrifying event for not only the hostages but also those making the decisions for the demands

On the hand, it should be noted that the religious fundamentalist groups have greater influence on public opinion to create or sustains large public support for their highest defense mechanism. Fundamentalists are using Terrorism to create a climate of fear in a given population. Therefore, Terrorist violence targets in any ethnic or religious groups, governments, political parties, corporations and media enterprises. These fundamentalist terrorists can be come from any organization, political, religious and governments. Political terrorism is recently the most often type of terrorism used. Political terrorism tends to involve violence against civilians or other noncombatants (Wardlaw Grant).

The way the fundamentalist religions react to violence determines the power terrorists have to advance their objectives. People believing those religions can never be the start to a better world unless the fundamentalist can accept different thinking of religion. The fundamentalist is an instrument of doctrine that terrorists use to influence what the fundamentalist religions want people to believe it, therefore making public think what they want them to think, do what they want them to bias other religions. Many terrorist groups have been associated with the fundamentalist because these religions will not adapt different views or different beliefs. It is clear that the ideology of fundamentalists is the key to going religious conflicts

The fundamentalist are greedy more power and used to taking advantage of religions. They are pretend having strong moral characters with a solid foundation of religion. However, religions do not affect a fundamentalists' ability to conduct their own moral standard wisely. Throughout the rich history of the fundamentalist, many leaders have been criticized for their morality and violent behaviors. Unfortunately, there have been the various fundamentalist religions that have abused their power and taken advantage of the trust and faith bestowed upon religions. In addition to fundamentalist religions as terrorist groups, some governments today also engage in terrorism. Countries sometimes use terrorism as a substitute for traditional warfare by providing money, training, and weapons to terrorist groups whose activities serve their national aims. Governments may also plan and carry out terrorist actions themselves, although they usually deny responsibility for them.


Work Cited

De Kadt, Emanuel. "Abusing Cultural Freedom: coercion in the name of God." Journal of Human Development. March 1, 2005. < http://www.srwolf.com/wolfsoc/soc206/AbusingFreedom.pdf.> .

Wardlaw, Grant. "Political Terrorism Theory, Tactics and Counter-Measures." Cambridge University Press. February 18, 2008.< http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521368413.>

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