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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 04:46 PM
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24. First you'd have to cure...
the underlying feelings of insecurity and inferiority, so they'd no longer need a security blanket.

That could only happen if they were willing.

Good luck with that!

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  -Is fanatical Christianity curable? Cyrano  Feb-09-07 03:23 PM   #0 
  - Depends upon how much indoctrination the person  genie_weenie   Feb-09-07 03:24 PM   #1 
  - 'First they have to want to escape that harmful lifestyle'  Bluebear   Feb-09-07 03:26 PM   #2 
  - I can't be sure, but my best guess is that most of them are born into it.  Cyrano   Feb-09-07 03:28 PM   #4 
  - It's clearly not genetic though, nobody is "born" that way.  Bluebear   Feb-09-07 03:29 PM   #5 
     - No, I wasn't referring to genetics. I meant that they were born into families who were  Cyrano   Feb-09-07 03:32 PM   #6 
     - I'm just riffing on what they always say about gay men and women :)  Bluebear   Feb-09-07 03:36 PM   #11 
     - I don't think so  EstimatedProphet   Feb-09-07 03:40 PM   #14 
     - And a fundy would agree that it's "not natural"  LastDemocratInSC   Feb-09-07 10:26 PM   #36 
  - First they have to admit that they have a problem  me b zola   Feb-09-07 04:55 PM   #26 
  - It is the same as any other mental illness.  The Stranger   Feb-09-07 03:27 PM   #3 
  - It's just another variety of cult indoctrination, actually.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-09-07 03:37 PM   #12 
  - CURE  Parche   Feb-09-07 03:33 PM   #7 
  - Takes a lot of deprogramming  rox63   Feb-09-07 03:34 PM   #8 
  - They're addicted to something that they get from being "Christian".  patrice   Feb-09-07 03:34 PM   #9 
  - And that is why, when you have a clearly crazy cult, most of its  NCevilDUer   Feb-09-07 03:43 PM   #15 
     - Interesting point. I wonder if there's a study around somewhere  patrice   Feb-09-07 09:18 PM   #33 
        - Have you read "The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer?  LastDemocratInSC   Feb-09-07 10:22 PM   #34 
  - If the cognitive dissonance overloads them, and  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-09-07 03:35 PM   #10 
  - Give 'em  The Wizard   Feb-09-07 03:37 PM   #13 
  - France used to be fanatical  manic expression   Feb-09-07 03:44 PM   #16 
  - There'd be a lot less of it if it wasn't so profitable  Tyo   Feb-09-07 03:52 PM   #17 
  - Certainly It's "Curable"  ribofunk   Feb-09-07 03:57 PM   #18 
  - Well It's a time consuming cure, but  not_a_robot   Feb-09-07 04:17 PM   #19 
  - I've "spoken in tongues" and went to Jesus Camps  Seen the light   Feb-09-07 04:19 PM   #20 
  - Not sure, but I doubt it -  smalll   Feb-09-07 04:22 PM   #21 
  - No, as any hard core alcoholic who tried Jesus before  Warpy   Feb-09-07 04:22 PM   #22 
  - Fanatical Christian children  irislake   Feb-09-07 04:39 PM   #23 
  - In Canada, maybe..  frebrd   Feb-09-07 04:53 PM   #25 
     - No Canada doesn't have a problem  irislake   Feb-09-07 06:14 PM   #31 
  - First you'd have to cure...  frebrd   Feb-09-07 04:46 PM   #24 
  - Maybe with a bullet  dkofos   Feb-09-07 05:01 PM   # 
  - In as much as you can cure an authoritarian personality  me b zola   Feb-09-07 05:01 PM   #27 
  - No, and here's why:  candidate   Feb-09-07 05:06 PM   #28 
  - IMHO, people with addictive personalities will always find something to be addicted to  FLDem5   Feb-09-07 05:10 PM   #29 
  - Yes, it is. I was a fundie.  Larissa238   Feb-09-07 05:15 PM   #30 
  - It depends on one's view of just what or who God might be  Jonathan50   Feb-09-07 06:36 PM   #32 
  - Is fanaticism of any religion curable?  barb162   Feb-09-07 10:25 PM   #35 
  - no  Swamp Rat   Feb-09-07 10:27 PM   #37 
  - probably for 80% of them  leftofthedial   Feb-09-07 10:39 PM   #38 
  - Former Southern Baptist here  unsavedtrash   Feb-09-07 10:45 PM   #39 
  - Why should it be?...  rasputin1952   Feb-09-07 10:55 PM   #40 

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