The prison of fanaticism
Writter: Evangelos D. Kepenes (November 28, 2021, 14:00)
Every form of fanaticism (religious, ideological or other) has negative to destructive effects on the character of man, on his mental or physical health and consequently on his social relations. Fanaticism comes from the absolute trust and support of a religious belief or ideology without first filtering and researching their existing data. The "fanatic" refuses the research because he believes that his "ideology" is the one that will "save" him or make him happy.
The "fanatic" is a victim of proselytism and a submissive executive instrument of the "ambassadors" of religious faith or ideology to certain types of compulsions, such as constant presence in places of gathering which is considered a "redemptive act" by religion, ban on communication with those who are different, forced acceptance of statutes and dogmas, applause on the leaders, manipulation of thought and life, financial contributions, etc.
The religious "fanatic" in particular undergoes constant brainwashing through repeated standard phobic sermons or radio shows in which he is a passive listener without the possibility of any response. His submitters bet on his emotional world, his lack of education, his lack of personal goals, natural phenomena, epidemics, political upheavals, metaphysical curiosity, and the deceptive security of collectivity - we are all united in one heart.
The seriously ill of religious "fanaticism" exhibit side effects, such as lack of distinction between right and wrong, outward joy, false visions, false prophecies, false revelations, deceptive anticipations, which lock them in their delusion for a lifetime, and they put an obstacle on the critical research of their "ideas" and the appreciation of the joy of the gift of life.
Focused on their deception, they refuse to return to the research of correctness. Any truth that visits them crashes into the wall of their erroneous beliefs and is banished to the realm of conscious denial. The Word of Isaiah suits them:
“Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that gird yourselves about with firebrands: walk ye in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.” (Is. 50:11)
The only way out of the "prison" of fanaticism is the questioning of the establishment, the research of the Scriptures and the awareness of Christ.
“When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.” (Eph. 3:4-5)
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Mat. 7:7-8)
Blessed is the one who reads and understands.
Have Christ, the Life, and not the fanaticism of religion
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