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  •  I keep finding those of the authoritarian (11+ / 0-)

    viewpoint at the bottom of all issues related to personal integrity and support for individual differences.

    Christianists are a striking example of this kind of distorted world view.  

    In cases like child sex abuse, authoritarians rush in to support the structure which allows their leader or authority figure to stay on top of the steaming pile underneath.

    I've been leaning towards thinking of the authoritarian view as the major problem of our social ills. And notice that at root, most Republicans are authoritarians.

    Note also that authoritarians don't like to have to think things through for themselves.

    Democrats promote the Common good. Republicans promote Corporate greed.

    by murasaki on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 07:41:39 AM PDT

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    •  The Abrahamic religions are the (4+ / 0-)
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      only ones who build a rejection of nature into the structure.  It seems less pronounced in the more liberal factions, but the more conservative the cult the more likely it is that anything "natural" is held in disdain or actively hated.

      If your entire religion rejects everything natural you're bound to get a lot of unnatural behavior.

      Nature religions and Eastern religions include and revere nature and natural processes.  Those people seem to live more lightly on the Earth, for the most part.  We could learn a lot from them.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 10:23:56 AM PDT

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