fanacitism is never a good thing
Bathroom Thoughts, Deep Thoughts

Fanaticism Is Never Good…

Hello everyone and welcome to our place! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I bring you a somewhat difficult topic to discuss. Not because it’s emotional, but because I’ll be touching waters that I don’t really know how or if I should touch. Nevertheless, as you know I’m here to give my opinions and thoughts without any kind of filter and that’s what I’m going to do.

No Filter Anime
Ok… Maybe I should use some filters when taking pictures…

First, let me the explain you from where this post idea came from. As you know, I’ve been on holidays last month. In that week I finished two books. One of them being Origin by Dan Brown. Now, I love Dan Brown’s books, but this is not a review of it! I know what I can do and what I can’t. Book reviews are still away from my grasp and probably not something I will be adding to our place in the near future.

Nevertheless, although Origin tackles different subjects, being the main one where we came from and where are we going, the thing I want to talk here is about fanaticism. The book handles both fanaticism from Religion and Science. To be honest, neither of them are good.

– Why Is Fanaticism Bad –

Fanacitism is bad

Now, I don’t follow any religion and I don’t have any kind of knowledge to go deep in there. I think the only thing I know is, as in everything, there are good people in it and people who are not. The same goes for Science.

Of course, I do believe in proved actual Science. Things that at this point and day we know as ultimate truths, such as gravity for example. However, there are many things the Science is still not able to explain. That way, the only thing they can provide is with theories. However, are those theories that different from what religion presents?

Yes, we can come from the Big Bang. However, why can’t we also come from God and how the bible says it? At the moment, both of the theories could be right. There is no proof whatsoever in each of the theories. That’s why they are called theories and not scientific laws. And, to be honest, what you believe does not matter. It’s not because you believe that is going to be true or not.

Mind Blow One Punch Man
Mind Blowing… I know

The problem is people who are fanatics about something completely close their minds to anything that is “against” their beliefs. They end up being so self-righteous that are not open in hearing any idea that is different from their own. This brings to a person that will not develop and grow. People like this are prone to be stagnant and stop learning new things.

But, yes, I do believe that we all should have our beliefs! I don’t care if you believe that you are all for Science, all for a certain religion, heck you can even believe that Sengoku is true and actually happened. However, I think it’s important for us to have the humbleness of knowing that it may not be completely right. It’s important that we should hear different ideas, especially the ones who go against our beliefs. These last ones will actually make a test against how strong is your belief and if there is another way to think about a certain subject.

– How Fanaticism Ruins Lives –

Fanacitism leads to war
War… Of course

Let’s think about all the wars we had. Come on… I’ll give you a second… Done? What is the thing that is present in all of them? Fanaticism!

Religious wars are the easiest ones to attack. Let’s face it, many of the big wars have to do with religion. From the Crusades to Siria, the problem ends up being two different religious’ factions saying that their God is the “right” one.

However, that’s not true, at all. There are many wars that do have nothing to do with religion. World War 2 was not a religious war. Yes, I know that in the surface it appears to be so due to all the jews that got killed. But, those were not the only ones being exterminated. Homosexuals, gypsies, old people, people with mental illnesses and more were also heavily attacked by the Nazi faction and other far-right politics. Here, the fanaticism was different, it was all about race and what it was believed to be the “perfect” race for the people who followed these leaders. Being the one more known, Hitler.

Fanacitism complicated
Probably when we discovered fire

Then, let’s go to the Cold War. Here it’s all about politics. Nothing about Religion or Race, just politics. A war that went in society’s background without many noticing throughout years and years. Here we had communism versus capitalism. A race to see which politics were better, even if it meant killing people.

Now… What’s the common point on all of these? Fanaticism. People thinking their ideas or their leader ideas are the right ones without even hearing what the other faction had to say, no attempt to reach common ground.

– Fanaticism In Entertainment –

Fanacitism final thoughts

Ever encountered someone who defends his favorite show to everything that you may say against it? Someone who disregards all things that can be bad about an Anime or a Videogame, even if they are clearly there?

What people like this end up doing? Backlash! They will just start bullying you, saying you’re an idiot, that you should die, that they got cancer from your comment or something like that. They are so into their own idea that they don’t even try to comprehend what you are saying! Even if they are right, they are not even able to read and properly make you understand you are wrong.

People like these will never learn. They will not understand that they can have a favorite show that has some kind of flaws. And, to be honest, they will probably feel a little lonely. I mean, how good can be a life where you can’t accept anyone that have different ideas from yours? Yeah, it’s true that those people end up gathering and creating fangirl/fanboy groups. But, is that the way to happiness? To just cherish one thing when there’s a trillion to experience? I don’t believe that.

– Conclusion –

World Peace

Sorry for the rant, but I wanted to express somewhat my opinion on this. I think the idea I want to pass and maybe learn today is that, even if we strongly believe in something, it doesn’t mean it’s true. Unless you have clear evidence to something, then you need to accept other beliefs that are against yours. Of course, you may try to deconstruct those theories and give your opinions about that, but at the same time, you need to be humble enough to hear when people do the same to you!

This way, I try to always be open to hear other people’s comments regarding something. Even if I’m talking about my favorite and they come for me telling that the game had this or another issue, I’m not just going to say “You’re dumb”. No, I will embrace it and think about it. If it’s true I’ll just agree and explain that even with the game is my favorite one. If I don’t agree I will say that understand the point of view but think that because of this or another reason the thing is just not true.

I just want all of us to be friends :3

In the end, I just want to live in a world where we can have different opinions and beliefs without the fear of receiving backlash, or way worst, even being killed because of it. So, let’s try to make this World a better place and start being more open to others, okay everyone? ๐Ÿ˜€

Tell me in the comments what do you think about this theme! Also, if you have read Origin I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

See You Soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

17 thoughts on “Fanaticism Is Never Good…”

  1. Oew very intersting and also for some people a touchy subject. But Arthifis, you worded it well and explained it great as well๐Ÿ˜Š I for one am not religious but I was baptised as a baby because my Grandfather wanted it (I was the first and only grandchild to be baptised…go figure). But I teach at a religious school as I so happen to live in the Bible belt here. And I’ll be honest if they knew I wasn’t religious I won’t be allowed to keep my job. This is why I am against religion when it comes to education and the government. These things should be seperated.

    Also a note on WWII seeing as I live in the Netherlands and my grandparents were all adults during the war I’ve heard my fair share of how things went. And you are also right with this, it wasn’t just the Jews, it was everything that did not fit the picture of the perfect race though the Jews were the main target. My grandmother’s brothers both died in a concetration camp.
    It is quite bizarre how one man can manage to basically throw almost the entire world upside down. That really is the power of Fanaticism and it is sad to say that a lot of people don’t even understand what they are doing because they are so narrowminded and follow an idea or a belief without thinking of right or wrong.

    But as a part of my family happens to be religious, luckily some people who do have brains (this is very important because I believe only dumb people act narrowminded) are open minded and don’t defend themselves but simply listen and accept what someone else believes (wheter it is something else, being homosexual or believing in the flying spaghetti monster).

    So to conclude…this was long. I agree with your point of view on Fanaticism ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a long comment ๐Ÿ˜€

      Well, regarding your first paragraph I completely agree with you. Unless we are talking about private schools. Probably because of the manager inside me I think that if it’s private they can do whatever they want :/ Although it’s strange that they would fire you if they knew you were not religious since that is against the labor law Oo Meaning, you can’t discriminate by gender, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race and I think there are some more in there. I know this because I work for a recruitment company xP

      Yeah… It’s something that I don’t get at all… From my perspective, Hitler was able to “blind” the ones around him. Although I think everyone who was inside that party (because they truly wanted it and not because they were obliged to it) had all of those feelings inside of them. However, in WW2 all most of the countries had concentration camps… And let’s not forget Mussolini, he was as bad as Hitler.

      Yeah, those are the people I like! You can even believe in the flying potato for whatever I care! XD

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I immediately came to think about Yuri!!! on Ice when I read this. Fanatics completely ruined my experience of that anime. I loved it from my toes when it started to air but fanatic (mostly) girls invaded the fandom. Fanaticism is dangerous. It’s vile and spiteful. Even in something so simple as an anime fandom things can get sour and unpleasant very fast. It’s the same mechanisms there as it is where ever fanaticism roots. The consequences is of course varying; Hitler started WWII, the YoI fanatics ruined many regular fans life with their harsh and spiteful words and even threats. Not quite the same but still, it is the same mechanism in play.

    It was a very good post. I think you are brave to write about such a controversial subject. Especially when it comes to religion people tend to react strongly. I myself is very openminded. I don’t care what people believe in as long as they are happy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh yeah, I completely agree with you! That’s why I inserted the media in my last line of thought. Sure, not as dark as WW2, but those kind of people are just horrible! They will say anything they want to hurt you if you are not a fan. I detest people like that! People like that is why I say I hate people >.<

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, me too! Just let me live my life and do what you want! I mean, if you are not hurting others of course ahah

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This opinion is WRONG! You’re an idiot! Rawwwwr! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก Joking aside… you make some excellent points ๐Ÿ˜Š Nicely done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Rawr! ๐Ÿคฌ)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You pretty much comes down to something that I have mentioned quite a few times on wordpress: Respect! So many people just want to force opinions on others, whether itโ€™s religion, a movie that they watched or whatever else, because they think only their opinion is the right one. In other words: your opinion doesnโ€™t matter. Itโ€™s so wrong. Fanatiscm is always bad. Everyone is entitled to having his or her own thoughts about something. But whenever someone wants to force that opinion on someone else…thatโ€™s where things go wrong. Which is why I love the wordpress community where (so far at least lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) everyone respects everyone. Great post (again!!!) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Completely agree with you! I hate people who are like that! It just triggers me a LOT! I don’t understand what kind of life/education these people had to end up like that.

      Yeap! I feel the same as you ^^ Here on WordPress everyone has their own opinions and even if they completely disagree with you they are always open to listen the differences (and even accept them if it makes sense).

      Thank you! โค

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Fanaticism can definitely put others off!
    I’m just wondering…where’s the screenshot of a bunch of closed-eyed girls from? They have Geass symbols on their foreheads? It just looks oddly familiar, but I can’t remember if I’ve seen it in some anime… Certainly not Code Geass?

    Liked by 1 person

      1. loool XD I also don’t remember this scene to be honest… Maybe it’s from another code geass than the original one? But from what I can see, the image (founded in Google) is from Code Geass

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Great post! You’re totally right with all the comments you made, I love seeing people tackle more touchy subjects. Fanaticism and close mindedness only causes more conflict and problems then it could ever solve!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it eheh

      I also like to tackle more touchy subjects, although they are harder to write (we never know what may happen). However, they normally open a lot of great discussions

      Basically that! All wars end up having close-mindedness in the middle of them.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s