I would welcome people's thoughts on this. It's use appears in many threads in this section and without reducing it to semantics, I think it would be interesting to learn people's takes on its meaning and impact. For me, anyone who professes a belief or faith is a fundamentalist. I have this opinion because they are taking an absolute position on something which can not be empirically shown to human reason. The Christian Faith for example requires some leap of faith if even only in its most basic tenets - I believe in God the Father The Son and the Holy Spirit, or simply that Jesus Christ was the son of God. Whilst a Muslim begins that there is only one God, Allah, and Muhammad was his last prophet. It is not possible for both positions to be true and therefore if you take one positon of belief then the other must be false as will all others. For me, the different levels of fundamnetalism stem from the original position.