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  • Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.

    Hans Kung (1998). “A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics”, p.143, Oxford University Press
  • Some have said that the clash between Catholicism and Protestantism illustrates the old maxim that religious freedom is the product of two equally pernicious fanaticisms, each cancelling the other out.

    Religious   Two   Said  
  • I don't think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn't already know about religion. It has long been obvious - even to the deeply religious - that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people.

  • Fanaticism comes in as many flavors as there are human beings.

    "Charlie Hebdo, The Licensed Anarchist Clowns Of French Society". "Weekend Edition Saturday" with Scott Simon, January 2, 2016.
  • Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

    The Life of Reason vol. 1, introduction (1905)
  • Everybody was talking about the religious man who committed suicide. While no one in the monastery approved of the man's action, some say they admired his faith. Faith?" said the Master. He had the courage of his convictions, didn't he?" That was fanaticism, not faith. Faith demands a greater courage still: to reexamine one's convictions and reject them if they do not fit the facts.

    Suicide   Religious   Men  
  • All in all, this whole period of winter 1919-20 was a single struggle to strengthen confidence in the victorious might of the young movement and raise it to that fanaticism of faith which can move mountains.

    Adolf Hitler (1971). “Mein Kampf”, Mariner Books
  • Religious fanaticism has clearly produced, and in all probability will continue to produce, enormous amounts of bickering, fighting, violence, bloodshed, homicide, feuds, wars, and genocide.

  • Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

    Fear   Evil   Principles  
    Anna Brownell Jameson (1877). “A commonplace book of thoughts, memories and fancies, original and selected”, p.72
  • The future of a movement is conditioned by the fanaticism, yes, the intolerance, with which its adherents uphold it as the sole correct movement, and push it past other formations of a similar sort.

  • We've had mass shootings in the United States in the part of violent antiabortion protesters, in the part of violent pro-ISIS militants. The trick and the trap and the horror is not faith, Scott. I don't think the trap and the horror is fanaticism.

    "Charlie Hebdo, The Licensed Anarchist Clowns Of French Society". "Weekend Edition Saturday" with Scott Simon, January 2, 2016.
  • All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion. The Divine Being is eternal and universal and infinite and cannot be the sole property of the Mussulmans or of the Semitic religions only, - those that happened to be in a line from the Bible and to have Jewish or Arabian prophets for their founders.

    Book   Lines   Vedas  
    Sri Aurobindo, Aurobindo Ghose (1993). “The Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teaching and Method of Practice”, p.352, Lotus Press
  • I was standing next to a famed geo-politician when the first news of the Argentine attack [on the Faulkland Islands] was received, and heard him muse incredulously: "An old-fashioned naval battle. A war between two civilized nations, perhaps with even a declaration of war, and later a peace conference. Wow." No hostages, no nukes, no ideologies, no religious fanaticism; just a fair-and-square war over national interests - hard to believe, in this day and age.

    Religious   Peace   War  
  • All mass movements generate in their adherents a readiness to die and a proclivity for united action; all of them, irrespective of the doctrine they preach and the program they project, breed fanaticism, enthusiasm, fervent hope, hatred and intolerance; all of them are capable of releasing a powerful flow of activity in certain departments of life; all of them demand blind faith and singlehearted allegiance.

    Eric Hoffer (1980). “The True Believer”
  • Nancy Pelosi is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said she's just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet - we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that.

    Years   Trying   Needs  
  • To crush out fanaticism and revere the infinite, such is the law. Let us not confine ourselves to falling prostrate beneath the tree of creation and contemplating its vast ramifications full of stars. We have a duty to perform, to cultivate the human soul, to defend mystery against miracle, to adore the incomprehensible and to reject the absurd; to admit nothing that is inexplicable excepting what is necessary, to purify faith and obliterate superstition from the face of religion, to remove the vermin from the garden of God.

    Crush   Stars   Fall  
  • Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent. Reality is devoid of any intrinsic identity that can be captured by any one single proposition - that is what Buddha meant by "voidness." Therefore, Buddhism strongly discourages blind faith and fanaticism.

  • Arrogance and fanaticism cause the hardening of positions taken and entrenchment can only lead to a dead end.

  • Pop music is not just a clumsy mass fanaticism, connected to a deceitful enchantment totally lacking in moral rigour.

  • The line between faith and fanaticism is a constantly shifting one,” Dr. Poblocki said. “When does belief become justification? When does right become rationale and crusade become crime?

    Doe   Drs   Lines  
    Libba Bray (2012). “The Diviners: Number 1 in series”, p.126, Hachette UK
  • I'm for open-mindedness and tolerance. I'm against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of 'We have the truth.' The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.

  • I do not claim to have any developed or sophisticated views in political philosophy, but I think that one of the lessons of the last few hundred years of history is that the greatest threat to human prosperity and well-being is fanaticism and intolerance, even in the name of apparently laudable goals.

  • Women, rouse yourselves! The tocsin of reason resounds through the whole universe: recognize your rights. The powerful empire of nature is no longer surrounded by prejudices, fanaticism, superstition and lies.

    Powerful   Lying   Rights  
    Olympe de Gouges (1989). “The Rights of Woman”
  • Philosophy alone can boast (and perhaps it is no more than the boast of philosophy), that her gentle hand is able to eradicate from the human mind the latent and deadly principle of fanaticism.

    Edward Gibbon (1837). “The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire”, p.376
  • A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

    'Sebastian Melmoth' (1905) p. 12. Oscariana (1910) p. 8
  • Earnestness is good; it means business. But fanaticism overdoes, and is consequently reactionary.

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1892). “Brilliants: selected from the works of C.H. Spurgeon”
  • From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.

    Peace   War   Tyrants  
    "Essai sur le Mérite de la Vertu". A translation and adaptation of "Inquiry concerning Virtue or Merit" by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, 1745.
  • We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication .

  • Fanaticism is a monster that pretends to be the child of religion

  • If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic.

    Time   Vehement   Cold  
    "Aphorisms on Man" by Johann Kaspar Lavater, (c. 1788).
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