Sadly, other religious actions provide reasons for concern and limited protection. Policy to support religious tolerance should focus on stopping the forceful or violent spread of ideas, while recognizing the value that religion brings to life. Indeed, even in a contemporary, increasingly globalized world that prides itself on its greater open-mindedness and empathy, there are ironies in the attitudes of supposedly tolerant people with regards to religion; religious liberty and tolerance are not guaranteed foundations in the current workings of society though their principles have been validated as human rights (Bardwell 1). John Locke, a 17th century philosopher of the Enlightenment, started a revolution in the philosophy behind the relationship of religion and government that set the stage for the religious tolerance that is the model for so many countries today (Conkle 1757). His beliefs rest on two main arguments: one religious-moral, the other political-pragmatic (Conkle 1759).
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The reformation of Islam by its religious authorities and will yield a more passive interpretation of Islam, therefor deterring Islamic extremism and producing a more diplomatic faith. Although Islam has made substantial progress, many would argue that Islam is incapable of change. Understanding Islam’s past is imperative to understanding its future. Since its inception, Islam has been a vio... ... middle of paper ... ...g a steady religion. The reforming of Islam will alter the philosophies The Taliban, AL Qaeda, and others who still devastate and injure under the dated teachings of the Koran and make the ferocity of the Muslim faith obsolete.