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The danger of fanaticism

It's no use saying we didn't see it coming.

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11A video circulates through the networks (I love the syntagma "the networks" as something almost abstract, which disregards the people who in fact constitute them) in which one sees a meeting (shall we say mass?) of the people who attend the evangelical temple on Corrientes Avenue, in the city of Buenos Aires. Although it is one of the best known, the movement has been present throughout the country for many years. These shepherds in particular have Brazilian origin, but I have no doubt that there must be from all latitudes and, of course, many of them Argentines. But I want to stop at the detail that these are Brazilians, you'll see why. I was saying, a video circulates in the nets in which in the middle of the mass appears an army (it is the word they use) self-named "Gladiators of the altar". This army has a uniform (green military t-shirt included) and they enter marching making noise with their tacos, as any parade that prides itself on such. At the moment they don't have weapons, but considering the latest statements of the nation's security minister, I don't know how long they will remain unarmed. According to the same organization, the objective of the religious army is "to serve God on the altar," "to put all your youth and your life, your present and your future at God's disposal. The presenter of the motivational video affirms that "they will renounce many things to be prepared by God" and closes with the phrase, somewhat apocalyptic, "they will make hell tremble". Why did you say about the importance of this particular organization being Brazilian? Because recently, the Latin American brothers chose a candidate who, at a minimum, is a bit eccentric, and, taking the filter out of me, is a demented fascist. And he came to power through a combination that personally terrifies me: media plus armed forces (he himself is a member in effective retirement) and, here is the detail, a very important support of the religious movements. I think we have to be careful when the fanatics multiply, because when they get a large number they are very difficult to stop. Afterwards, it's not worth saying that we didn't see it coming.

Publication Date: 11/11/2018

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By: Monica 16 November, 2018

Medio tomado de los pelos tu comentario...mezcla de ignorante con animo de ridiculizar. Asi opinan los que tienes esa "intencion".

By: Monica 16 November, 2018

Tienen...ningun dato certero...ningun fundamento...solo comentarios aislados...soy ciudadana argentina evangelica e instruida...sirvo a Dios sirviendo a la comunidad...porque serian fanaticos los evangelicos???

By: Hipolito Azema 06 December, 2018

Estimada Mónica, yo no dije que los evangélicos son fanáticos. Dije que ESTOS evangélicos son fanáticos. ¿Todos los muslmanes son terroristas? Desde ya que no. ¿Todos los católicos forman parte de la inquisición? No. El problema nunca está en las religiones. Está en los fanatismos. Por otro lado, la relación entre Bolsonaro y las iglesias evangélicas brasileñas es indiscutible. Y la relación entre Bolsonaro y las armas también es indiscutible. Entonces, ver un video de un "ejército religioso" (insisto en que la palabra es de ellos, no mía) en pleno Almagro, teniendo en cuenta la coyuntura de la región, me parece, por lo menos, inquietante. ¡Saludos y gracias por su respuesta!

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