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What Is A Christian Fanatic

What is your definition of a christian fanatic?

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 ---Cynthia on 8/16/07
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I am sometimes called a Christian fanatic. The reason being I generally try to steer the conversation around to one's believe about God. I'm called that because I ask people openly, "are you saved". I have little concern for what people call me if by acting fanatically one person is awakened about God in his/her life. I am most appreciative and thankful to the Lord.
---mima on 8/21/10

Opposite of being fanatic for the devil & his tactics.
---Lawrence on 8/20/10

Good comments, Bob and Ted.
A Christian fanatic would prefer blogs over communications with family. A fanatic would be thinking about blogs while they're sitting down at the dinner table, putting the dishes off, so they can run back to the blogs. What kind of a nut are we talking about here?! Why, they must be an absolute fanatic to be like that!!
---lisa on 6/3/08

If your thoughts are consumed with every religious denomination, you're prone to other obsessive behaviors, you could fall into religious fanaticism. If your days as a blogger take away from your family and everyday chores are neglected, you could be out of balance. It might be time to step back and evaluate your priorities, what's healthy. Neglecting your life is not God's plan.
---Ted on 6/3/08

Well then Donna since you put it thataway, I would not consider myself a fanatic. But I just tell people choose obedience and personal relationship thru prayer thru Jesus = life, anything outside of this = hell and torment for all eternity, choose this day whom you will serve. Then the choice is theirs.
---Whisper on 9/8/07

whisper - are you from AC area?
---Andrea on 9/8/07

Catherine, good words Catherine.
---Eloy on 9/8/07

A man is justified by works and not by faith alone. Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. Faith finds its channel of expression in works. >>>You may be a born-again believer but unless you love God with everything that is in you, you will be a weak,do nothing, born-again believer.
---catherine on 9/6/07

Cynthia, my definition of a Christian "fanatic" is one who tries to shove the gospel down another person's throat. The word fanatic is a person's whose extreme zeal goes beyond what is reasonable. Shoving the gospel down a person's throat, trying to convince them to get saved when they aren't ready is a fanatic. I've known a few, they turn people off with their extreme approach. Jesus didn't shove the gospel down anyone's throat..He spoke the truth and moved on until He found believers.
---Donna on 9/6/07

It is amazing how the world and its people worship their gods with such gusto. What about the one true God. God has feelings. None other god has feelings. Yet these people worship their gods with gusto. It just doesn't make any at all sense to me. And don't be fooled, every single human being on the face of this earth worships something or someone. You may not even be aware of it. For goodness sakes when the Person of the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you have an opportunity to witness, DO IT.
---catherine on 9/6/07

What is your definition of a football fanatic. If thousands of people can make a stand for a little ball getting kicked and thrown in the air.

I can get charged up for my God, my Creator, and my soon returning King. Am I fanatic I should hope so. After all is said and done. He is the only ONE who holds the keys to death and life. We have lost a healthy fear of God. Its time people take inventory where their priorities are.
---Whisper on 9/6/07

I think a little history is in order. The pilgrims did not oppress the natives. They actually lived in some harmony that is why we have a holiday known as Thanksgiving. Oppression came from men seeking wealth in the name of a church, having clergy that enforced doctrinal observation over conversion. White oppression of natives started in the quest for the west, came to be known as Kentucky. And culminated with the transcontinental railroad push.
---dan on 9/6/07

2)Did the white man abuse the natives? Yes! But put the blame where it belongs, on men using 'religion' as a cover for greed. This is not religion's fault it is man's fault. Religion is to blame for not stepping in and correcting the problem. "Love of money is the root of all evil." Even if that individual claims to be a 'christian'!
---dan on 9/6/07

I don't have one.
---catherine on 9/5/07

A christian fanatic is one who will live and die knowing that they spent everyday believing in Christ our savior!
---Beverlin_Hammett on 9/5/07

Emcee, this I know, you are not a senior.
I would say you are really about 58 years old, if even that. I bet you don't even need a nap.
---Bob on 9/5/07

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Meet them HeadOn, apply directly to the forehead. :]
---Bob on 9/5/07

BoB:: I like your style & vocab.You sure have been studying Hard & in depth.I wont say I agree but in the queens etymology "We are not amused"
---Emcee on 9/5/07

Bob - is it schizophrenia?

Organic mental disorders are just that. It is an illness not a moral disease.

The apostles wrote that no number of books could be written to contain all the works of Jesus.
So much that could have been written was not - in that empty spot - remember that He is in that too.
---Andrea on 9/5/07

There are Christians and there are fanatics, but there is no such thing as a Christian fanatic. The compounded word is a "hate word" fabricated in order to malign and slander Christians whom are rightly on fire, and not lukewarm or cold, for the Lord and rightly exposing sin with their light.
---Eloy on 9/5/07

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Someone with a compulsive lying disorder, obsessive in nature, blurts out obscenities whenever they can. Someone that is afraid to leave the house, but needs center stage - all at the same time - anxious, depressed.
One that has become a pro at developing fragmented alters to dominate others but avoid their own soul. Someone who probably cannot read their own Bible or pray without the interruption of 100 pseudo alters trying to get a word in edgewise.
---Bob on 9/5/07

djconklin >>>

Thanks for the correction, after I went back to read my post when it posted, I said to myself, SHOOT! That's what I get for being in such a rush to make a point.

Thanks for giving me a chance to acknowledge my misquote, either way my point is still the same, those first settled in the New World are a perfect example of Christian fanatic's because they froced many Indians into conversion in order to manipulate them into handing over the land.
---Marcia on 8/23/07

I guess Simon Peter [ & many others] put his belief's [i.e. faith] ahead of his sense's by getting out a boat with his [fanatical] eyes on Christ Jesus, miraculously walking on water. The other disciples used their senses & never left 'saftey' [cp.Jn.6:22-23-42,43-59,71].

Gotta Go!

More can be said about 'bible toters' being radical fanatics, but The Lord's sheep won't drink from troubled water [Ps.23:1-2].

Common sense SHOULD tell anyone who is what in today's world.
---bob_[Elishama]_6739 on 8/22/07

1) I went to visit my daughter this weekend, she had come out to Vegas (from back East) with her girlfriend before heading back for her last year of law school, so I drove out there (from CA) to see her. My daughter is not walking with the Lord at this point in time. I hated Vegas even for the day and 1/2 I was there, it's definitely "sin city" and I do not foresee myself ever going back there (unless God tells me to) but what I really wanted to share was...
---Holly4jc on 8/22/07

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2) ... that she spotted this tee-shirt and then turns to me and says..."Mom...there's a shirt for you" and on the shirt it said "Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you're a moron". Well..I guess that tells it all. I am officially a moron for Jesus! One day she'll understand. :-)
---Holly4jc on 8/22/07

"those who first came over on the Mayflower who degraded the Indians and killed millions of them in the name of god."

Those who first came over on the Mayflower didn't do that. That was later arrivals who were violating God's law by stealing the land--don't need to obey a law that was nailed to the Cross, right?
---djconklin on 8/22/07

The word "fan" is short for "fanatic".

And I am. But only in a good way. Not to be confused with "extremist" or "fundamentalist".
---lorra8574 on 8/22/07

Holly you go girl - there is one who judges you and He is the only one that matters. We give our testimonies by the way we live our lives and although they may say nasty things - the Word does not come back void.

As believers we need to live it - and share IT with the world 24/7.
---Andrea on 8/22/07

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A fanatic is someone who puts his belief ahead of his sense.

Someone whose says "My mind is made up - don't confuse me with the facts!"

Someone who thinks it's OK to ram his ideas down other people's throats "for their own good".

Someone who forces others to do something he can't or won't (like the congressman who tried to pass a law posting the Ten Commandments on a courthouse - but he couldn't remember more than 3 of them, and of those, he got one wrong!)
---Mark on 8/22/07

I was defining the negetive aspects of a Christian Fanatic. For example, those who first came over on the Mayflower who degraded the Indians and killed millions of them in the name of god.

The younger generation does not preferr to be called a Christian fanatic. We preferr to be called a Jesus Freak!!
---Marcia on 8/22/07

'Christian Fanatic', a secular, carnal (mis)label applied to steadfast followers of Christ.

Nero labelled Christians the same, feeding his lions instead of crocodiles.

What would happen if 'Christians' used the 'fanatic' word indiscrimately for sports fan(atics) etc?

Divide & conquer, wheat & tares, religious Trojan Horses being given 'religious rights' while Christians rights are lost, for what?

"Nothing new under the sun ..." wrote the preacher.
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/21/07

Some believe I am a "Christian fanatic" because everything I do, I measure through God's word and I am always talking about the Lord. Afterall...He is my all in all, the very reason I exist and He has saved me to be His representative here on earth. work they call me "hard-core" but if you truly belong to the Lord, is there any other way to be? Jesus and the disciples were "hard-core" and I will gladly share that reputation with them!
---Hollyb4jc on 8/19/07

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Jesus was a fanatic.

if He would have just shut up they would not have killed Him hmmmmmmm
---Andrea on 8/18/07

A fanatic is someone with Multiple Personality Disorder, pulling religious jargon and theology out of a hat.
A person with 20 personalities that adopts each religion temporarily, expounds as if they were actually a part of it. Uses other imaginary people to argue with themselves, but compliments all of their imaginary personalities for the agreement they share.
A person that gives themselves a royal chewing out, so no one will catch one, but foams/blathers when everyone sees it.
---Valeerie on 8/18/07

Four of the "kids" replied to this blog.
One is a new one on the scene.
---Larry on 8/17/07

I would call a christian fanatic to be someone who tries to hound someone else about their beliefs. Get angry if someone doesn't believe the same way. Judge you for something you've done in the past, but yet they have done the same thing. Someone who drags someone at the alter, (which should not be done). I try to stay away from these people. You can hear them a mile away. Their loud, aggresive, ignorant, proud.
---Rebecca_D on 8/17/07

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according to Winston Churchill, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject".
---Andrea on 8/17/07

Someone who is a legalist and does not understand spiritual things. They impose their beliefs on others and refuse to be taught correctly. They try to observe the Mosaic laws even though we are not to do this in this day and time.We are under Grace. Has no understanding and revelation from God, whatsoever. They are dry, dead bones walking around full of self-righteousness and on their way to Hell. Ad nauseum.............
---Robyn on 8/17/07

DEJVUE! From the the Last Supper, to the present 'politically correct', kinder, gentler, "new world order", etc.

The adversary's puppets recognize's 'Christians' threat to his kingdom moreso than those being helped by those (Acts 11:26) wrongly labelled 'fanatics'.

"Not everyone crying Lord, Lord will enter Christ's Kingdom...". Can't satisfy crocodiles hoping they will eat you last!

The last book of my bible says we 'Christians' (Jn.4:22-24)]win!
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/17/07

I can think of one thing more dangerous that an uneducated religious educated one
---Micha9337 on 8/17/07

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A Christian fanatic is one who is wild about, and madly in love with, Jesus, and they don't mind telling the whole world about it.

---Helen_5378 on 8/17/07

According to philosopher George Santayana, "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim", according to Winston Churchill, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject".
---Andrea on 8/17/07

There is nothing as dangerous as an uneducated religious fanatic.
They would prefer to legislate their beliefs and enforce them on all.
---robin8683 on 8/17/07

A Christian Fanatic is one who tries to froce a person into conversion. They have a Islamic Mentality. They don't believe in Freedom of Choice. They also have a legalistic mindset. They are bent on controling everyone around them. They are insensitive, arrogant, and critical. They attack everything that does not mirror their ideologies. You MUST use correct terminology when your in the presence of a Christian Fanatic or they will exclude you from the saved camp.
---Marcia on 8/16/07

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Cynthia, The dictionary definition is "excessive enthusiasm" Really it indicates the lack of "balance" as one should practice in any endeavor including monitoring your zeal so as not to chase people away by your "excessive" enthusiasm
---1st_cliff on 8/16/07

Someone who hides behind religion. It's easily done. You can virtually hide inside of a church. You can busy yourself with works, activity, and eliminate the actual relationship with God you're supposed to have. You could spend your entire day and evenings on the blogs, hide out behind your computer. A fanatic is someone who takes it to an unhealthy level.
---Ted on 8/16/07

Fanatics can suffer from mental illness and not know it. Hiding behind religion is safe...It's one place you can be a fanatic and many will find it normal. A preoccupation with Jesus Christ, is not the same as being a religious fanatic.
Fanaticism harms you and others. Rev. Phelps is a fanatic, that obsessive behavior harms.
The devil is a driver, he'll grind you into the ground, torment you into unhealthy obsessions.
The Holy Spirit will check you if you're overdoing it.
---Ted on 8/16/07

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