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When a person is faltering in the way to go in life, religious zeal can grab hold. When guidance from respected family or peers is lacking, religious zeal can offer appeal. When future possibilities cause resistance or disappointment, religious zeal can uplift.
Religious zeal takes place when imbalance resides in a person. The imbalance can be emotional or spiritual, in one’s family or in one’s society.
Religious zeal is not living a religious life—when a person is balanced, religious living can add to the intensity of the living. Religious zeal is imbalanced, incorrect living. Religious zeal is overly focused living with emphasis on a portion—only a portion—of life.
Religious zeal can apply to aspects of life other than religious beliefs. Zealousness about money or possessions or relationship avoidance stem from imbalance. Zealousness about righteous causes and politics are extensions of imbalance.
Religions are guided paths towards spiritual connection and community building. Religious zealousness is misguided and community destructive. Religious zealousness may appear as intense spiritual connection, but in actuality, it is distancing from spiritual connection. Overdoing never solves anything.