[LMB] Religion question
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:
> On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 11:30 PM, Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com wrote:
> > I can accept that. But, I also think a fanatic is one who, with the threat
> > of death or mutilation, forces his/her belief on others.
> Maybe a fanatic is anyone who tries to force their belief on others, by whatever means?
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.
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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