[LMB] Religion question

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Fri Jul 23 12:15:26 BST 2021



On Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 12:24, tidsel via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:


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> On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 11:30 PM, Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com wrote:
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> > I can accept that. But, I also think a fanatic is one who, with the threat
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> > of death or mutilation, forces his/her belief on others.
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> Maybe a fanatic is anyone who tries to force their belief on others, by whatever means?
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> Tidsel
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I'd say that fanaticism implies extremism.  Someone who obsessively tries to convert you is an evangelist.  Someone who will kill you if you don't convert is a fanatic.

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.



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