Globalization is considered a symbol of progress and an important partof modernity because of the ideas of a global transformation and how governments,economies, and societies run. This is the very reason that it has been seen asa spur in the growth of fundamentalism. Globalization undermines traditional normssuch as gender, sexuality, and abortion.
While embracing modernity, it modifiesthe beliefs of a cosmopolitan through life style of choice that is not dictatedby the external religious authority. As well as it has influence upon personalmeaning and self-improvement aspects of individuals within a society. Globalization is the idea that there are no boundaries and/or no wallsin the world.
It is the symbols such as the world wide web that has helped tobring to the forefront a new world system, a joined together world with the useof integration tools. In the Post-Coldwar era communism had lost. However, capitalism has won. It was marked by thisdocumentation and Globalization was created through this deal. This time periodin history showed how the nation states where losing power and the transnationalcorporations were gaining power. There was ashift that was occurring between industry to finance, and it was happening viatechnology, finance, and information.
The world began to speed up very rapidly.What had once taken a year to do was happening in a matter of a day’s. Such as;trade, foreign exchange, and make worldwide phone calls and was creating whatsome called a market fundamentalism. Therefore,the reason that globalization seems to be a spur in fundamentalism dependsfirst upon the context where the fundamentalism is occurring. For instance, themajor religions of the world today and throughout history have been consideredan asset as spreaders of globalizations agenda.
With a large accompanied flowof funds into third world countries. Thegreatest concern is that one of the major consequences of globalization is the transmogrificationof traditional religions and belief systems, and make the third world helpcaptive to the master world ideals. Individuals, social groups, and countries wrestle with the effects ofthe persuasive resources of globalization and religion that are the two mainsupport systems that now make up the society.
Globalization brings with it theprocess of disintegration of the traditional social fabric, the shared normswither away by the invasion of consumerism and the cyber culture. As well asthe ideas of new and shiny religions, and a changing work ethic and rhythm. One of themain causes of fundamentalism within religion is the perception by thereligious traditionalists that sees globalization as a threat to their beliefsand life styles. Therefore, leads these religious fundamentalists to more rigidrules in regards to their belief and behavior systems. However,the word fundamentalism itself is used to describe various different things ineveryday speech. The term itselfactually tells more about the views of the person using the term rather thanabout the nature of the thing that receives the negative label.
Fundamentalism is actually a word that comes from a Christian context,and was first used by American protestants that label themselves as defendersof the fundamentals of the Christian religion against the onslaught of modern,liberal theology. Which undermined the significance of thespecial status of the bible. Therefore,globalization although is seen as a spur in fundamentalism actually has littleeffect since there is continued growth and advancement with religion.
Religionis not losing status in society. Globalization has brought a new awareness tothe world and created the world to be seen from a smaller view point.