[LMB] Religion question

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 23:12:46 BST 2021


I agree. I see religious groups magnifying certain meanings in their
prospective religious writings and trying to force others to follow them.
When there's resistance they will resort to violence.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021, 9:20 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
>
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2021 01:44:02 -0500, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >What I'm asking is what are the criteria that makes behavior Religious
> >fanaticism as opposed to be deeply religious ISIS definitely meets the
> >criteria.
>
> A key point is that the majority of Muslims also seem to consider them
> as complete wingnuts.
>
> Gwynne: My personal definition is that fanatics go through their chosen
> religious book and actively seek out, or twist, even the slightest
> reference
> to support their particular dogma, while ignoring the large, obvious
> messages
> that totally negate it. They'll break most of the main rules of their
> religion,
> while ostentatiously pretending to follow certain others, and enforcing
> them
> brutally on everyone else, to show their superiority in the religious
> hierarchy.
>
> Beware the 'one word' people, the ones whose entire belief system is based
> on one or two passing mentions, that they use to justify everything they
> do.
>
>
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