There is nothing noble besides in fanaticism – there is no nobility of motive, though there may be a fierce enthusiasm of motive.
Religious fanaticism is something psychologically low-born and ignorant – and usually in its action fierce, cruel and base.
Religious ardour like that of the martyr who sacrificed himself only is a different thing
Sri Aurobindo, October 17th, 1935
Date of Update: 20-Mar-18