Fanaticism - A World - Devouring Fire

Fanaticism - A World - Devouring Fire

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Author: Alan Bryson
Publisher: Sterling
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 182
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120724631


September 11, 2001. Billions of people around the globe watched in shock and dismay, as horrific scenes of mass murder unfolded before their eyes. In an instant, men with hearts as hard as stone and souls as black as night callously murdered thousands of innocent men, women and children.

From dark and malevolent quarters, persistent voices exhort violence, disunity and destruction in the name of God. Unfortunately, many have heeded this call to murder and self-destruction. Although fanaticism is a phenomenon which can affect all religions, at this particular point in time a highly militant form of global extremism, committed to jihad, represents the most serious risk to mankind’s existence.

In the middle of the 19th century in Persia, the founder of the Baha’i Faith described fanaticism as a world-devouring fire. He revealed a system for overcoming fanaticism which summons us to look beyond race, gender, religion, ethnicity and nationality and see ourselves as citizens of a unified world, owing our existence to a common Creator. This declaration produced a fierce fanatical reaction in Persia, where over 20,000 people who answered the call were brutally murdered in a wave of state-sanctioned persecution.

Now over a century later, millions have embraced this unifying vision. This book will help you to understand why. Especially for those concerned with the outwardly intractable conflict between Muslims, Jews, and Christians, this book offers a beacon of light in these seemingly dark and hopeless times.


Foreword by Dr. A K Merchant


The Warning
Spiritual Education
Spiritual Laws
Spiritual choice
The other half
Mankind’s Greatest Danger
Secular Government
Abdu’l-Baha Speaks of Abraham
Abdu’l-Baha Speaks of Moses
Abdu’l-Baha Speaks of Jesus Christ
Abdu’l Baha Speaks of Muhammad
Islam and the Baha’i Faith
Passages from the Revelations of Baha’ullah

Appendix I
United Nations Resolution on the Situation of the Baha’I in Iran

Appendix II
Dealing with Murderers, Terrorists and Criminals