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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:41 PM

15. Religion has, for 5,000 years, been used to bind a state together

and people brought up in a state's majority religion should be primarily seen as being expected to support the status quo of that state. It's possible that they may also think about the message in that religion too carefully, and they might then find it doesn't, after all, match the reality of the state. But in practice, they were part of the religion, before they'd studied it - and an awful lot of people never do.

So those American evangelical Christians who support Trump (about 80% of them) are still Christians; but they are supporting one of the established forms of nationalism first, the way that majority religions around the world can end up nationalist. And that means they're enthusiastic bigots. And still Christians. Many other American Christians also support the non-bigoted, but still patriotic version of the status quo. And they vote Democratic, reliably.

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