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  • n. Plural form of fanaticism.

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Examples

  • Associated Press Thomas Jefferson In 1820, after retiring from public life, Jefferson produced a second scripture by subtraction—the book that is now being restored in D.C. In "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth," he again sought to excise passages "of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, or superstitions, fanaticisms, and fabrications."

    Thomas Jefferson's Cut-and-Paste Bible

  • It is clear from what we know of Mr Beck's popularity that there are too many Americans who pay attention to fanaticisms of all kinds: God speaking to and through privileged individuals, theories of conspiracies by governments, Communist plots to brainwash the population, secret societies within great universities plotting to take away our freedoms.

    Richard Geldard: Does God Talk to Glenn Beck?

  • A ruined planet would be a planet of wars, tribes, patriarchies, atrocities, and fanaticisms.

    Shameless Self-promotion Sunday #45

  • The “fanatical” concern about the religious cause of “fanaticism” has blinded us to the “fanaticisms” that stem from science itself and has caused us to misunderstand what it is within Islam that often makes it so “fanatical.”

    Ashram turns a hotbed for patronage seeking and cronyism

  • By looking for its causes in the wrong place, we often reveal our own “fanaticisms.”

    Ashram turns a hotbed for patronage seeking and cronyism

  • There were fanaticisms, none of which he had any part in.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Yes, you can sew together a cloak of minor political capital such as her grade school belief that global warming is NOT man made and her comical religious fanaticisms (both of which will appeal to similar quasi humans), but the truth will out, and already the truth is that this woman virtually doesn't exist when it comes to substantive adult maturities and political experience.

    Serious question: Did McCain pick Palin because of creeping dementia?

  • Even though they represent neither the Jewish Community nor the complex State of Israel at large, their religious fanaticisms and vampire rich bankers TOTALLY DOMINATE American foreign policy (and our media!).

    The United States of XXXXXX the radical Israeli right wing

  • One more acquainted with human nature than the inexperienced page, might have found amusement in comparing the different kinds of fanaticisms which these two females exhibited.

    The Abbot

  • Like us, you have prejudices, superstitions, tyrannies, fanaticisms, blind laws lending assistance to ignorant customs.

    Les Miserables

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