I think many of us have been saying the same thing for a while….
I’ve seen conversion to fundamentalism when the questions and uncertainties are just too overwhelming to be assimilated by the mind. I’ve also seen conversion away from fundamentalism for the exact same reasons.
Which makes one wonder if the actual root of fundamentalism is fear.
Exactly. It is the fear of the unknown. Fear of uncertainty. Fear that you may not be correct.
It is not an adherence to a certain belief – it is the clinging to your own mental state out of fear of the unknown.
Note, this is about fundamentalism, not in believing what you consider to be Fundamentals.