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As an orthodox follower of the ___________ (insert name of religion) religion, I believe that human behavior should not deviate from that called for in my religion’s sacred text. This I see as the unerring word of God. I hold it to be literally true, and believe that it provides an absolute basis for morality. I believe that God can and has personally intervened in the lives of people in ways consistent with stories in this sacred text.   I believe that the end of the world, or some catastrophic event after which life won’t be the same, is near.  While my belief has a hopeful origin--God's victory (led by the return of a beloved religious leader / prophet) and the final triumph of good over evil-- I realize there are other possibilities.  The end of the world could come with the Devil's victory over God, some manmade global catastrophe—perhaps all out nuclear war or irreversible environmental disaster, or cosmic catastrophe in the form of events happening in space or objects arriving from there.  

WV Theme #9A: Religious Fundamentalism

WV Theme #9B: Apocalypticism

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

respects Religious texts   expects End time someday, perhaps soon
accepts Revelation / Prophets / Divine Communication respects Rapture possibility
would prefer government by Theocracy  realizes Societal Collapse is possible, perhaps will happen soon
accepts Creationism appreciates Risks to Civilization, humans

summary Wikipedia article: Fundamentalism

summary Wikipedia article: Apocalypticism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1321 Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1211
Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 162 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 36

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #9A: Religious Fundamentalism

Biblical inerrancy (from online encyclopedia)
Fundamentalist Christianity (from online encyclopedia) 
Christian Right (from online encyclopedia, regarding this social and political movement)
Evangelicalism  (from online encyclopedia)
Orthodox Judaism (from online encyclopedia)
Islamic Fundamentalism (from online encyclopedia)
Sharia Law (from online encyclopedia)
Prophets (from online encyclopedia)
Dominionism (from online encyclopedia)
Creation Wiki ("encyclopedia that has been written from the creationist worldview") 
The Institute for Creation Research (their motto: "Biblical. Accurate. Certain.")
Creation Ministries International (large Christian website based on belief: the Bible is "the written Word of God...divinely inspired and inerrant throughout")
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Search Sacred Texts (from Beliefnet.com)
Religious Movements: Fundamentalism
Jesus Christ is the Only way to God
Answers in Genesis (organization devoted to "upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse")
Biologos ("evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and Biblical faith")
The Bible: Books That Changed the World, by Karen Armstrong (more about this 2007 book--NPR website) 
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels (the history behind the books in the New Testament)
The Holy Book (an Islamic website presents the Qur'an)
Fundamentalism and Religious Revival
Christian Fundamentalism--A list of Resources
Fractured Fundamentalisms, by Karen Armstrong (fundamentalism and violence)
Islamic Fundamentalism (its philosophical roots, an Islamic perspective)
"Slavery in Islam: To Have and to Hold" (article begins "The holy book is clear..." from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
Snow by Orhan Pamuk (2004 book about headscarves as symbol of Islamic fundamentalism in Turkey, NY Times book review) 
The Unchallengable Miracles of the Qur'an: The Facts That Can't Be Denied By Science (read introduction to this Saudi school book)
Orthodox Judaism (from Jewish Virtual Library)
www.creationism.org (links to topics; links to creationism groups worldwide)
The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design by R. (2006 Harvard Univ. Press book) 
Creation Museum (creationist museum in Kentucky developed by fundamentalist Christian group)  
"Lexington: All About Adam" (report on origins debate in creationist community published in The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"Islamic Fundamentalism: Stories of Zealotry" (review of book by Karima Bennoune in The Economist August 31 2013)
The Book of Genesis: A Biography by Ronald Hendel (review of this 2012 book in The Economist Dec 1 2012)
"A Boat of Biblical Proportions" by Amanda Petrusich (re Noah's Ark for theme park, from The Atlantic Dec 2012)
Germany and Islam: Koran Study (article about distribution of free Korans, in The Economist April 21 2012)
"Theocracy and its Discontents" by Timothy Egan (Feb 2012 opinion piece from The New York Times blog site) 
"The Bible and Ethical Economics" by Rick Salutin (Dec 23 2011 article from The Toronto Star)
"Muslims and the Koran: In the beginning there were words" (article in Dec 31 2011 The Economist)
"A Few Catholics Still Insist Galileo Was Wrong" by Manya Brachear (August 27 2011 LA Times article)
"Among the Mullahs," by Graeme Wood, (article in Jan 2010 The Atlantic re: Iran's Islamic fundamentalists)
Roots of Fundamentalism Traced to 16th Century Bible Translations (2007 Harvard University news release)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid (links to reviews of 2007 novel with Islamic perspective)
The Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism, by Hood, Hill, and Williamson (read this 2005 book at Google Books)
Misquoting Jesus, by Bart Ehrman (read excerpts from 2005 book by Biblical scholar at Google Books)
The Psychology of Christian Fundamentalism, by Walter A. Davis (2005 article) 
Religious Fundamentalism, a Psychological Disorder?
US Creationists Unswayed by Evolution Exhibition, by V. Montet  (March 2010 story from The Telegraph/UK )
"Separating Religious Fundamentalist 'Science' from Science", by Tim M. Berra, Ph.D
"Religion vs. Science: America’s Perilous Fight" by Edward J. Larson (2008 article by Pepperdine Univ. professor)
Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism, ed. A. Petto, L. Godfrey (reviews of this 2007 book)
"Why We Should Teach the Bible in Public School," by David Van Biema (cover story Time 4/2/07)
"Ben Stein Dukes it Out with Darwin," by Jeffrey Kluger (Time 4/22/08 article about book critical of evolution)
Absolute Truth
Religious Tolerance
The Problem of Religious Fundamentalism
"Religion vs. Myth" by Angela Herrera (Nov 18 2012 sermon provides Unitarian Universalist perspective)
"Wheat and Chaff" by Christine Robinson (Oct 21 2012 sermon offers UU perspective on reading sacred books)
Bible Inconsistencies: Bible Contradictions, compiled by Donald Morgan
Why the Fundamentalist Approach to Religion Must be Wrong, by Scott Bidstrup
Religious Right Watch (website critical of religious right)
Theocracy Watch  (website critical of religious right)
A Comparison of Creation Narratives
Reason and Reverence, by William R. Murry (excerpt from book promoting religious humanism)
quotes related to faith
quotes related to religion

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #9B: Apocalypticism

Apocalyptic Literature  (from online encyclopedia)
Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (from online encyclopedia)
Armageddon  (from online encyclopedia)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  (from online encyclopedia)
Devil   (from online encyclopedia)
Doomsday Clock (from online encyclopedia; describes clock--reset to 11:57 PM on Jan 22 2015--maintained by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Spaceguard (from online encyclopedia)
Technological Singularity (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #28: Extreme Weather, The End Times, and Predicting the Future 
Worldview Watch issue #17: Disaster Capitalism and Class Struggle 
Worldview Watch issue #10: Technology, Disasters, and Moralistic Apocalpyticism
Rapture Ready (comprehensive website from Christian fundamentalist apocalyptic perspective)  
"The End of the World -- A Brief History" (article from The Economist magazine)
Armageddon Video Gallery (watch videos at The History Channel)
Armageddon Online ("your source for disaster news and end of the world scenarios")
The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants (review of 2015 book in The Economist September 26 2015)
The Prophesized End Time Revealed--2008: God's Final Witness (book by self proclaimed end time prophet)
Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God, by Amos Nur (read excerpts of 2008 book at Google Books)
A History of the End of the World, by Jonathan Kirsch (review of 2006 book re: Book of Revelations)
"Volcanoes and Climate--After Tambora"   (article about threat from volcanoes in The Economist April 11 2015)

"Nearly Four in 10 U.S. Residents Blame Weather on End times" by Mary Wisniewski  (item on Reuters Dec 13 2012) 

'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon (article from LA Times)
The Book of Revelation (from online encyclopedia)
Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation (from Catholic Encyclopedia)
The Book of Revelation with Elaine Pagels (2008 UCTV program)
Myth and Apocalypticism
Religious Dualism (Christian Perspective) 
"Who Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?" (detailed answer from Christian perspective)
Apocalypse Countdown 2015 to 2021 by Robert Rite (from author of "non-fiction  books in the supernatural mysteries and biblical prophecy genre")
Apocalypse Explained: America's Doom Industry, by Paul Boyer (from Frontline website)
"The New Nuclear Age" (commentary about growing nuclear war threat from The Economist March 7 2015)
"Two Billion at Risk: The Threat of Limited Nuclear War" by Robert Dodge and Ira Helfand (Dec 11 2013 article on Common Dreams website)
December 21 2012 Official Website (website promoting this as "the day everything changes")
"2012 Mayan Apocalypse Has Dark Side, NASA Warns" by Stephanie Pappas (Nov 29 2012 Yahoo News item)
"Subculture of Americans Prepares for Civilization's Collapse" by Jim Forsyth (Jan 21 2012 article on Reuters)
"Doomsday Clock Moved Closer to Midnight" by Doyle Rice (news report in Jan 10 2012 USA Today)
"2012 End of World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Begins Today " by Suzan Clark (Jan 1 2012 article)
The Real End of the World, by Seth Shostak (an astronomer's comments re: May 21, 2011)
Harold Camping: Judgment Day Actually Did Happen on Saturday (May 2011 news item from Time)
Apocalyptic Grace: The Evolution of Culture and Consciousness by Stephen Powell (more about this 2009 book)
Apocalypse New, by Lev Grossman (Jan. 22 2008 Time magazine article about apocalyptic movies)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond  (2005  review from The Guardian of this book by UCLA professor) 
The Prophet and the Astronomer, by Marcelo Gleiser (2001 book about Apocalyptic Science and the End of World)
End Times As a Growth Industry, by Chip Berlet
Fundamentalists and World Peace
The Official Left Behind Book Series website
"Should We Promote the Left Behind Theology?"
Armageddon Books (info on hundreds of books related to Bible prophecy)
A History of the Devil, by Robert Muchembled (review of this book) 
"Wrestling with Satan" (Unitarian perspective)
"Neo-Pagan Witchcraft vs. Satanism"
Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet (professor Bart Ehrman's conception of Jesus and links to similar viewpoints)  
Zoroastrianism (religious dualism in this ancient religion, and its influence on other religions)
End of World Not Likely, Scientists Say
The Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl (excerpt from this 2012 book re: "climate armageddon" and human extinction)
"News Scan: nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could harm ozone layer"  (June, 2008 news item)
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards (brief summary and answers to FAQ from NASA scientist)
"What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?" by Richard A. Lovett (news item from National Geographic March 2011)
Earth Impact Effects Program (web based program for calculating effects of meteoroid impact)
The Lifeboat Foundation ("helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of...technologies"
Indonesians Ask If Calamities Are a Divine Rebuke, by Tom McCawley (July, 2006 CSM article)
Bible quotes related to the end of the world 
quotes related to evil

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