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LisaLynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-04 07:25 PM
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29. Some people tend to fear ambiguity ...
I think fundamentalism offers them something unchanging and solid. They can't deal with the differing opinions and the mysteries of the world. Let's face it, none of us can know everything and there's always more to learn, which does tend to open one to other perspectives and ideas, which then must be considered against pre-existing beliefs. It's hard work and depending upon how serious the topic is, pretty disconcerting. For a lot of people, it's easier and more comfortable to just retreat into fundamentalism.
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