So how do we resolve the eschatological crisis apparent in Islamic extremism which spills over into violence? Maybe the following:
- The First Choice: Live a quietest religious life aiming to attain Paradise. Use religion personally. Have a strong religious identity that is private and personal.
- The Second Choice: Dissociate from extremist interpretations.- even if mainstream or attractive. Isolate and insulate yourselves from bad things – nominal believer. This may involve belonging to another sect e.g. the Ahmadis or Sufis.
- The Third Choice: Leave the religion (or convert).
See the video below.
Here is a follow-up pair of videos from Dr Mark Durie: