Fanaticism

Religious fanaticism and hatred are a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 13

A new religious principle is that prejudice and fanaticism whether sectarian, denominational, patriotic or political are destructive to the foundation of human solidarity; therefore man should release himself from such bonds in order that the oneness of the world of humanity may become manifest.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 247

A new religious principle is that prejudice and fanaticism -- whether sectarian, denominational, patriotic or political -- are destructive to the foundation of human solidarity; therefore, man should release himself from such bonds in order that the oneness of the world of humanity may become manifest.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 455

Abomination and misery are all you will harvest from fanaticism, from believing the foolish and the mindless.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 104-105

Despair, both here and hereafter, is all you will gain from self-indulgence; abomination and misery are all you will harvest from fanaticism, from believing the foolish and the mindless.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 103

In brief, it was because they forgot the meaning of the Law of God that they became involved in ignorant fanaticism and blameworthy practices such as insurgence and sedition.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 77