The ideas are being targeted. "Radical" and "mainstream" are subjective values. They won't mean the same to me as they will to you. I intend to target every idea that I think is faulty, whether those ideas are held by nice people or mean people, regardless of how those ideas are viewed by the religious.I agree there is a split between radical and mainstream. But then people being targeted would be those espousing radical ideas.
How lost are you?There is no way to seperate the two as ideals dont exist on their own or have any impact unless someone is adhering to them.
It is essential to separate ideas from the people that hold them if you want a civil discussion about those ideas. I'd rather it not get personal. I'd rather not invite prejudice. I'd rather stick to addressing the root of the problems as I see them, which are ideas.
I never asserted that religion will be gone. Religiosity will lose majority status, and sociopolitical power in America. There will still be people who cling to religion for several generations at least.I disagree you will ever see religion gone but what will happen imo is over the years it will work better in conjuction. Just like believers within the faith disassociate with radicals, ppl outside the faith are capable of distinguishing. It will result in a more loving church and thats a good thing but Jesus and those who believe in him arent going anywhere nor should they. Simply some of the extremist who hide behind the Bible and misuse it are being called on it. Thats good too. Less hypocrisy, more accountability, more love.
Right now, mainstream Christians are still enabling the extremists simply by following the same book. The only difference between the extremists interpretation and the mainstream interpretation is cultural conditioning. African Christians are killing people as witches right now. They don't have the benefit of humanist tempering or secular law, like we have here. I think when people notice how much better Christianity is when you remove most of it, they'll realize that at base, it's just a myth created by ignorant superstitious bigots.
Expect a big rise in Deism too.