I don't get raw food activists; I think they missed the part in biology where you need to be able to digest the food for any of the nutritional value to matter (I think the proper term is 'bioavailability').
I'm a big fan of salads etc, but some things just need to be cooked, and some things taste really good when cooked and/or combined in ways you just can't do with raw food. No idea why some people have to be 'all or nothing' about things, I can like having an apple, while also liking apple pie. It's also an environmentally unsustainable diet, as it relies on water intense things like avocado and almonds for protein, but you can't do beans like a normal vegetarian.
I've only met a few 'raw foodies' and they seemed to think it was a personality. If a raw foodie, a vegan, and a cross fitter get together for a coffee, seems like it would be 3 people talking about themselves.