Hojjat ol-Eslam Daneshi said in interview with West Azerbaijan ISNA reporter "Saviorism in different religions pursues different goals. For example, in the Shiite sect, saviorism follows laying ground for the coming of Imam Mahdi, while the arrogance uses saviorism to spread Islamo-phobia and superstition and help political pursuits in conquest of other places.”
He added that saviorism is not restricted to Shiite and Islam, but all heavenly and human religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism believe in a person who would come at the end of the world and will establish equality.
He believed that each group is willing to promote its own savior, including some in the global arrogance who promote Satanism.
Daneshi also provided comments on the specification of the time for the coming of Imam Mahdi in some cultural websites and products and said "The specification of the coming time will cause diminish in faith to Mahdaviat [belief in Imam Mahdi] and will weaken the Shiite’s religious believes and it will on the other side disturb the normal life of people, considering the fact that some people who seek opportunities will use the occasion to succeed in their vile schemes.”