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8,418 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by wolf_boy

Are people who are fanatic about religion really any different than the people fanatic about politics, sports, or country?


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16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 4:21:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Because people obsessed with sports and politics are pretty freaky, too.
We're talking about death threats to the president.
And I live in PA, where apparently the only thing that matters is the stupid football team. Some guy was killed in a restaurant. KILLED. Why? Because he didn't support the Steelers.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 4:22:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
People that are fanatic about religion are generally more dedicated than people dedicated to sport or politics. Eg a religious person might got to a place of worship every week and pray every day whereas a sports fanatic might just go to a game every so often.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 4:22:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. I've gotten into hour long debates with all groups. And as long as we can agree to disagree, I have no problem with any of them.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 9:37:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Very different.
Religion is about stuff that never happened, politics, sports, and countries are things that actually exist. There is no way to prove that w/e happens in the bible etc. actually happened.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 9:41:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, partisan politics zealots are just as bad. They toe the line no matter how ridiculous their party's rhetoric may be on any given subject and don't tend to think outside the box. Also, in my experience, they are just as anti-everybody else as any religious zealot.

16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 9:44:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Come to think about zealotry of any sort is tiresome - from the animal rights person who thinks it's perfectly acceptable to firebomb a lab to the anti-abortion person who thinks it's perfectly acceptable to bomb an abortion clinic.

16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 10:10:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not really.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 6/25/06 - 11:14:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/25/2006 10:10:20 PM Butterfly555 wrote:
Not really.

16 yrs ago - Monday 6/26/06 - 9:45:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
As violingirl said, people who are into politics or sport are fanatical about something that actually exsists. Religion is just a bunch of hearsay.
16 yrs ago - Monday 6/26/06 - 12:37:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
not really
16 yrs ago - Monday 6/26/06 - 6:06:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/25/2006 9:37:19 PM violingirl77 wrote:
Very different. Religion is about stuff that never happened, politics, sports, and countries are things that actually exist. There is no way to prove that w/e happens in the bible etc. actually happened.

Well put!

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/26/06 - 11:02:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/25/2006 9:37:19 PM violingirl77 wrote:
Very different. Religion is about stuff that never happened, politics, sports, and countries are things that actually exist. There is no way to prove that w/e happens in the bible etc. actually happened.

I completely agree.

I don't have a problem if a person is a fanatic, I just don't like it when they try to push their views/preferences on other people. People should be able to believe/like what they want without influence of others.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/26/06 - 11:10:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
A closed mind is a closed mind.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/27/06 - 2:20:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/26/2006 11:10:31 PM krused05 wrote:
A closed mind is a closed mind.

Succinct but well-put.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/27/06 - 2:21:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Religious fanatics are lunatics, people fanatical about sports/politics/country are just boring.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/27/06 - 9:12:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are people who are fanatic about religion really any different than the people fanatic about politics, sports, or country?

OMG are you kidding? politics, sports or patriotism do not determine your beliefs on how life was created, what happens when a life ends, and whether there are after-life consequences to your actions during life.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 2:43:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 2:44:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
not really if you think about it.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 4:55:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/26/2006 11:10:31 PM krused05 wrote:
A closed mind is a closed mind.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 5:20:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fanatics of politics and nationalism are probably just as bad. Sports fanatics have to be stupid to be willing to kill over support of their team, the other 3 can persuade the inteligent to kill for them as well.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 2:40:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/25/2006 9:37:19 PM violingirl77 wrote:
Very different. Religion is about stuff that never happened, politics, sports, and countries are things that actually exist. There is no way to prove that w/e happens in the bible etc. actually happened.

I competely agree.

And while we're at it... ENGERLAND ENGERLAND ENDERLAAANND!

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/28/06 - 8:52:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, no different. Only the subjects differ. And I will use sports and Republicanism in my elaborative scheme. So grab your shovels, here I go again.

Each area, or subject of fanatic enthusiasm, are all different 'worlds' (if I may call them that), and each world will bring out the necessary characteristics to represent what it is that is being adhered to. There is no way to act green about something naturally blue, just as there is no way to act bluishly about something naturally green; no way to act Republican about sports, or to act sporty about Republicanism. There are only similarities between how sports fans and Republicanism fans act. We constantly confuse signs of fanaticism with the nature of the subject attracting these fans.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/29/06 - 3:45:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes because i can deal with a huge sports fan but religious people really freak me out with all the god talk. then i tell them im athiest and they go into a whole speil about getting saved, going to church, and that im going to go to hell its so annoing
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/29/06 - 11:41:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know. I'm crazy about my faith. And I'm crazy about baseball. I make no sense.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/29/06 - 11:43:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've never had anyone come to my door to get me to convert to being a Red Socks fan.

I would say that people who are fanatic about country are very similar to people who are fanatic about religion.


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