in the cae of religious fanaticism the more one suffers the more (s)he feels worthy of what is promised to him. Faith becoming a measurment of irrational resistance to doubt and personal observation. One is told what goes against sensual awareness and the more against it it goes the more faith is demanded by it. The "chosen ones" become those able or simple enough to overcome reason using emotion and instinct and "hope" or those that just cannot reason at all, beyond a certain level. The "chosen one's" virtue gaged by how disciplined it remains to the popular absurd and culturally accetable 'reality".