I hear the term “fundamentalist” tossed around as though it’s some kind of pejorative. It’s as if being a fundamentalist of whatever stripe is a bad thing. When I hear the term, I’m not automatically associating the label negatively. It seems to me that a fundamentalist, is someone who believes in the basic, original tenets of a particular religious or political ideology.
What do you, the reader, especially the Atheist or skeptical reader, believe a fundamentalist is? Is it by definition a bad thing? Is there such thing as an atheist fundamentalist?