Fundamentalist religion has its anchor down, locked in relatively the same place while the waves crash against it. They batter the sides of the craft relentlessly, but no matter how much the waves threaten to sink the boat it cannot move. It is stuck in place. The occupants cannot do anything about it. They are at the mercy of the storm and can only hope the boat can withstand the onslaught.
Conversely, liberal religion has no anchor. The waves don’t beat on the boat as hard, but it is at the mercy of the winds and current. It gets pushed and pulled in every direction, constantly changing course. There is less of threat of the boat capsizing, but the occupants have no idea where they’ll end up.
Where am I? I’m on the shore wondering why the hell anyone is out on a boat during a storm.
|I almost went with this picture of a boat in a storm instead.|