[LMB] Religion question

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 09:30:46 BST 2021


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 2:47 AM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> What I'm asking is what are the criteria that makes behavior Religious
> fanaticism


Oh, that's easy:  the moment people think or do something incompatible with
reason because of their religious beliefs, they are religious fanatics.

Matt G.



> as opposed to be deeply religious ISIS definitely meets the
> criteria. I would call the Taliban fanatics  but does Iran fit the
> criteria?  And you look at some of the Christian groups like the Branch
> Davidians in Waco or the People's Temple which people would agree they were
> fanatics after they committed suicide and murder. What I'm getting at is
> that there is a objective classification in calling a certain religious
> behavior as "fanatic but sometimes that classification can be fuzzy. For
> instance I consider any religious organization that is against Covid19
> vaccines as fanatics because their views endanger lives. Would that be
> considered a universal view or just my opinion?
>
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 12:13 AM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 12:41 AM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > So would you consider Daesh AKA ISIS as religious fanatics?
> > >
> >
> > Of course.  That's not a particularly informative question, though, since
> > most people would consider them fanatics.
> >
> > What would a more revealing question be, hmmm?
> >
> > Matt "music from Jeopardy" G.
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