A couple of days ago a friend of mine sent a Whats app message (the title of this article) which is really a thought provoking. So, in this article, I am making an effort to discuss same.
Most confusing part of this quote is a spiritual one. after googling I tried to figure out what actually spirituality means. Even WHO definition of health does include the spiritual dimension. below quote is from Wikipedia
” The spiritual dimension is understood to imply a phenomenon that is not material in nature but belongs to the realm of ideas, beliefs, values and ethics that have arisen in the minds and conscience of human beings. particularly ennobling ideas.”
Ennobling ideas mean, noble ideas to lead a healthy life.
Apart from health, concept of spirituality goes beyond health. Spirituality in modern age has taken many definition and meaning. Some restrict this to way of life as defined by Holly-books, others make it highly intellectual thing. Some, say it highly personal thing. If spirituality has many meanings then, theist and atheist both can be spiritual considering it as way of life.
Fanatics are people who pretend to be a theist and exploit loopholes in faith. Truly they are not spiritual as they do not develop any ennobling ideas. Are these real fools? Not always. Some are exceptionally brilliant, they know tricks of fooling others in the name of faith or God. They also know, how to create followers for their some hidden agenda. Those who follow them are real fools.
These tend to question the faith. They are not afraid of faith. Does this mean they are dangerous to society? No, they are less at least compared fanatics.
Our world has suffered more by religious fanatic theists then atheist. Fear of God does not prevent humans from committing sin. In fact, in the name of God too much sin has been committed i.e. war, genocide, mascara and cheating etc.