Just making sure you're paying attention. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Hmmm. Definition of "zealot" (American Heritage Dictionary): 1a. One who is zealous, especially excessively so. b. A fanatically committed person. This would seem to be applicable to many things -- terrorist, patriot, politician (sometimes), entrepreneur, inventor (sometimes), even scientist on ocassion. 2. Zealot A member of a Jewish movement of the first century a.d. that fought against Roman rule in Palestine as incompatible with strict monotheism. Ah, now we see why it is so often applied to terrorist (particularly of Middle Eastern descent). And moderation is good. I was just pointing out that zealotry is not strictly the province of terrorists. "The more things change -- the more they stay the same."