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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 09:02 PM
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6. Although it's not true for all of them, I do think you're onto something
I believe there are two basic types of fundamentalists:

The CONTROLLED (as you mentioned) and the CONTROLLERS (their leaders). My take on the Controllers is that many of them are frustrated control freaks who don't succeed "out there", so they're into religious/moralistic control.

I think both groups are scared to death of an angry God whom they really believe is out to get out sexually "immoral" society, so they're trying to placate him. But I also think they're scared to death, as you mention, of their shadow selves, so they pretend it doesn't exist while projecting onto others their deep desires to "sin" just like the rest of us.

I may be off base on some of this, but I think all of these things are definite factors.

I'm no psychologist, but they certainly do warrant being studied by those who can help explain some of this.
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  -I may finally get fundies. They are weak and need the government's help. alcuno  Jan-06-05 08:48 PM   #0 
  - Not to mention their weaknesses that result in a need for religion.....  BlueEyedSon   Jan-06-05 08:50 PM   #1 
  - That's an interesting take on fundies.  bushwentawol   Jan-06-05 08:53 PM   #2 
  - Exactly. I had no idea that was the rationale.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 09:01 PM   #5 
  - Um, also  Bouncy Ball   Jan-06-05 08:55 PM   #3 
  - Apparently not.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 09:02 PM   #7 
  - Elmer Gantry Leadership  ThoughtCriminal   Jan-06-05 09:00 PM   #4 
  - Funny how you and I posted about the same time and said essentially  checks-n-balances   Jan-06-05 09:04 PM   #8 
  - Although it's not true for all of them, I do think you're onto something  checks-n-balances   Jan-06-05 09:02 PM   #6 
  - Daddy state and cheap labor conservatives  Pushed To The Left   Jan-06-05 09:55 PM   #23 
  - Yep.  Lexingtonian   Jan-06-05 09:12 PM   #9 
  - Excellent point!!  Pushed To The Left   Jan-06-05 09:12 PM   #10 
  - When I heard it, it was as if a lightbulb went off in my head.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 09:21 PM   #15 
  - I already knew it, but my FIL is a fundagelical preacher :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-06-05 09:13 PM   #11 
  - Could this also be the reason  Pushed To The Left   Jan-06-05 09:17 PM   # 
  - Here's the part I don't get.  tanyev   Jan-06-05 09:17 PM   #12 
  - Corporations buy protection from critisism from fundie leaders  ThoughtCriminal   Jan-06-05 09:23 PM   #16 
  - consistency has nothing to do with it  Lexingtonian   Jan-06-05 09:25 PM   #17 
  - I think they were only talking about the evangelicals.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 09:25 PM   #18 
  - You are probably right.  tanyev   Jan-06-05 09:38 PM   #21 
  - The Daddy state  Pushed To The Left   Jan-06-05 09:47 PM   #22 
     - Thanks for the links.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 10:02 PM   #25 
  - Exactly what the witch hunts were about  salin   Jan-06-05 09:17 PM   #13 
  - The Westwing said it best last night; they're obsessed with sex.  dave123williams   Jan-06-05 09:20 PM   #14 
  - Fundies are weak  depakid   Jan-06-05 09:29 PM   #19 
  - I like the connection to dissent.  alcuno   Jan-06-05 10:03 PM   #26 
  - They are fearful, too. They need to be control freaks to  Gloria   Jan-06-05 09:35 PM   #20 
  - Oh wow.  bushwentawol   Jan-06-05 09:57 PM   #24 
  - It's their god who is weak  pop goes the weasel   Jan-06-05 10:06 PM   #27 

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