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  •  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i've read most of the (4+ / 0-)

    material mentioned and, especially since the November elections, have felt a strong obligation to write such a diary.  However... such coherent serious writing is not where my talents lie (snarky comments re: god & other establishment credes, no prob; cogent, academic but readable analysis... not so much)(that and dkos readers' collective IQ/reasoning skill intimidates the sh*t outta me).

    Sara Robinson's series Cracks In The Wall is a really cool primer on helping fundamentalists (and, by extension, authoritarians) through crisis of conscience.  From my point of view and having been raised in a very closed, fundamentalist atmosphere, Sara's essays are spot-on.  Indirectly, they also provide some ideas about maybe precipitating that crisis of conscience in that loved one or coworker.

    Sara's series is about 60 pages worth of material in 6 parts.  I know we all have HUGE demands on our time but its well worth the read.

    seriously, Lord? legalizing weed finally gets momentum two weeks before Twinkie production stops? kind of a dick move there, Yahweh...

    by bnasley on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 12:08:18 PM PST

    •  Re: I've read most of the material mentioned . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      Hi bnasley! Not to worry about the "writing talent!" Everyone has their own style. Especially don't worry about the snarky part. In appropriate doses, snarky is good . . .  If it feels good, it's probably right . . . ;-} Go for it! It'll make you feel so much better . . . :->

      Thanks very much for the pointer to Sara Robinson's work. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it's at the top of list. Thanks for sharing.

      "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

      by lartwielder on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 01:22:55 AM PST

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