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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 06:36 AM
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8. They are more rigid, less accepting, less forgiving, and tend to blame others for their misfortune.
To answer in a word: Yes.

And the farther rightward one moves on the political spectrum, one begins to encounter individuals who believe, quite literally, that God is on their side, and that liberals are Godless heathens -- homosexuals, fornicators, atheists, secular humanists, and Darwin-worshipers (my wife was once accused of that -- some woman got outraged at the Darwin fish on my wife's car, and started in on a rant about "worshiping that Darwin" and "he ain't the King," etc. -- just insane stuff).

When you reach that volatile mix of sheer ignorance blended with religious zeal, and throw in a heavy dose of nationalism -- that's a highly unstable and combustible formula.

Frankly, and very sadly, I'm not surprised about the Tennessee shooting.
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