A Note on Religious Fanaticism

by Karl Denninger

Religious fanaticism comes in many forms. The obvious ones wave around Bibles, Quorans, or other symbols. The less-obvious are married to ideas and refuse to discard them even in the face of contrary evidence, or worse, even hard proof that their proposals are either unworkable or would make a bad situation worse.

Sadly, when it comes to the political process there are myriad people suffering this affliction. It’s maddening in the extreme to have a political discussion and try to accomplish something good with a person that has this going on in their head because they will find a way to twist whatever the topic is to their particular religious zealotry, and if you affiliate yourself with them you risk being sucked into the vortex of their foolishness — or even insanity.

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