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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 10:02 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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