The tragedy of religious fundamentalism lies in its effects not only on its adherents, but also the effects upon its percieved adversaries. By its very nature, religious fundamentalism leads its adherents to beleive they are the "chosen" people of their favorite deity. This engenders a false sense of superiorty over those who aren't followers of their particular faith. In turn, this leads to the marginalization and ultimate dehumanization of those who don't follow a particular thread of religious thought. This arrogance and hubris leads to violent attack upon any scholl of thought not in agreement with it. The religious fundamentalists see themselves as being under attack from all sides because they are the "chosen people" of whatever deity they worship. Religious fundamentalism leads to nothing but conflict...Its fruit is anguish, its yield is strife. SO the practitioners of a given form of religious fundamentalism, ultimately forget what the teachings of their given religions are. Instead, they adopt a seige mentality driven wholly by the egos of their spiritual leaders. For those who are not followers of a given school of religious thought, they experience growing attacks from that fundamentalist religion, and begin to press back, which only heightens the paranoia and seige mentality of the fundamentalists. It is a vicious cycle that bodes ill for all caught up in it.