[LMB] OT: fanatics (23/07)- was Religion question

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Fri Jul 23 11:47:54 BST 2021

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On Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 3:53 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> No. The fanatic does not believe in a free or open society. That would mean
> he/she would have to tolerate different religious point of views. The very
> definition of a fanatic is one who is intolerant. Ask any Jew in living in
> Iran.

Just so.

In trying to define 'fanatic', I think you have to distinguish between action and reaction.
To me the fanatic is the one who acts, and thereby causing a pressure/danger that causes others to react.
For every action there is an equal reaction.


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