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  •  Fundamentalism at its core makes the promises (1+ / 0-)
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    for a golden future... in the great beyond or whatever you call it... as a redemption for those who are disempowered and cruelly suffering in this current life.

    At its core, that's what all the fundamentalist religiosity promises. It keeps people from working toward a better life for today and tomorrow in the here and now.


    One may live without bread, but not without roses.
    ~Jean Richepin
    Bread & Roses

    by bronte17 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:43:27 AM PST

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    •  That's why fundamentalism works. There is (3+ / 0-)
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      no hope for one's current hard life.  This is it.  The afterlife will be better.  Suffer here, now, you will be rewarded one day.

      It's a coping mechanism for not giving up hope when you are hungry and poor and have nothing.

      "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

      by mumtaznepal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:37:56 PM PST

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    •  Perhaps, but... (0+ / 0-)
      It keeps people from working toward a better life for today and tomorrow in the here and now.
      Perhaps. But it also comforts those who have no ability nor resources to work for a better life.
      •  Comfort is a cold wet blanket (0+ / 0-)

        Afflicting that comfort is what you want to do... get people out of their suffering "comfort zone" and make them alter the realities of the causes of their suffering.

        And, yes, I know that people who are suffering need the comfort. But, do you just let them stay and suffer inside that zone?


        One may live without bread, but not without roses.
        ~Jean Richepin
        Bread & Roses

        by bronte17 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:10:45 PM PST

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