Fanaticism


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Fanaticism

See also Extremism.
Adamites
various sects preaching a return to life before the fall. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 8]
assassins
Moslem murder teams used hashish as stimulus (11th and 12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
Fakirs
mendicant Indian sects bent on self-punishment for salvation. [Asian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 310]
flagellants
various Christian sects practising self-punishment. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 331–332]
Harmony Society Harmonists,
also Rappites; subscribed to austere doctrines, such as celibacy, and therefore no longer exist (since 1960). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 910]
Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945) German
dictator tried to conquer the world. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Shakers (or Alethians)
received their name from the trembling produced by excesses of religious emotion; because of doctrine of celibacy, Shakers are all but extinct. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1938]
References in classic literature ?
Catharine's fanaticism had become wilder by the sundering of all human ties; and wherever a scourge was lifted there was she to receive the blow, and whenever a dungeon was unbarred thither she came, to cast herself upon the floor.
1(SUNA)-Vice-President of the Republic and Chairman of Da'awa Sector at the Sudanese Islamic Movement , Hassabo Mohammed Abdul-Rahman has called for heightening the way of moderation in Islam and addressing issues of exaggeration, extremism and fanaticism.
The nation was still bearing the brunt of religious fanaticism propagated in the past; he said adding today political fanaticism was being promoted which is simply harboring anarchy and chaos.
INDIA on Thursday said it would continue extending strong support to the Palestinian cause while maintaining good relations with Israel even as it expressed concern about terrorism and fanaticism tearing apart the social fabric in Arab countries and impacting regional stability.
Turkey's new president must be devout; he must embrace all faiths and even unbelievers with respect and protectiveness, and yet stand firm against fanaticism.
And, at a time of fanaticism and extremism, we are committed to preserving pluralism," he concluded.
Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad said the Syrians are quite aware of the truth about the situation in their own country, which opens up new prospects for religious work for drawing a line between subversive fanaticism and genuine faith.
The forces which are scared of prolonged political struggle waged for Baloch nationalism have started sowing the seeds of religious fanaticism and extremism and they want to let slide Balochistan into the murky darkness of ignorance.
I left the church when I became an adult, turned off by the fanaticism that Christianity bred.
The council lauded the positive outcome of the All Civilisations in Service to Humanity Conference which was hosted by Bahrain from May 5 to 7 in line with an initiative by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to build a civilisational alliance against fanaticism, hatred, extremism and terrorism.
THE VATICAN: His Majesty King Hamad and Pope Francis last night pledged to work towards renunciation of all forms of religious fanaticism to achieve civil tolerance and peace.