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Through email I received an interesting brief note called: “the German’s view on Islam”. It is a brief explaining that simply states that the fact that 99.99% of all moslims are pacific, hardworking, caring people is beside the point. So were most Germans just before Hitler invaded the world, or the Japanees prior to engangement into WWII, and so many other situations where the sheep had nothing to do with the few wolfs among them. It is not about Islam but about fanatism. It is not about the peaceful mayority but the mayority that let’s fanatism florish beyond control.
The article in fact states that fanatism should be fanatically erradicated by the crowd. But what is fanatism? And what is the democratic right to have a different opinion and shout for it? Is the difference that when you are fanatic you’d be willing to kill for it? And when you have a different opinion you keep your counterparts alive?
In the current society we see two types of fanatics:
1. The ones who advocate the will of God
If God represents our moral inner concience that is challenged by a wise terrestrial, human institution, it would represent a valuable counterpart to our material search. But if God represents a higher power only available to a happy few who use His name to take decisions over everyone, then we start questioning the power they claim. Those who “believe” will become submissive and fearful, those who donot would become the enemy. Now, what if God does not exist, as we were thought already by Confusius? Those who claim to speak His word would become powerless, those who are fearfull would be encouraged and those who are submissive would be asked to stand on their own leggs. Those who donot believe would not be an enemy anymore. What if God is inside all of us, being all the energy that surrounds us, fullfils us and connects us, the sum of us all?
2. The ones that advocate the power of Money
Now if in the above you change the word God for Money, do we not say exactly the same thing? Money for sure does not exist. It is an instrument invented by humans, empowered and unjustly worshiped by humans. But it only represents the energy that surrounds us, that we are composed of and that links us.
It takes one fanatic to upset the world but what if the crowd stops to worship God and Money and starts to care for itself (God and Money is IN us)? No fanatic would ever stand a chance.