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Featured Could pre-frontal brain damage be a cause of fundamentalism?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by IndigoChild5559, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    That seems unavoidable, ie, true believers believer, & non-believers don't.
     
  2. David T

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    Could sub conscious be the basis for the cinclusions rendered thus pseudo science. Oh yes indeed. And something far worse than brain. Not defending fundies the study is nonsense
     
  3. A Vestigial Mote

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    I usually peg fundamentalism on a lack of educational variety and depth. Though brain-damage with an affect on a subject's personal social context (and therefore interactions) with regard to whatever variety or depth of education they have experienced could still draw a link there. If they can't tie together the relevant bits of their education to sound social exhibitors and inhibitors, then they are probably more likely to let their chosen/nurtured personal narratives drive their main interactions with the world.
     
  4. dianaiad

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    Ok...

    all (or most, anyway...I haven't read the second page of this thread yet) are throwing around 'fundamentalism' as if everybody had some solid, scientific criteria as to what 'fundamentalism' actually is.

    When in reality, rather like the word 'cult,' I get the feeling that 'fundamentalism' means....I think your beliefs are weird and I don't like you.

    Which, by the way, is what 'cult' means when one gets to the bottom of it. Nobody, after all, will admit to belonging to a 'cult,' because the association of the word is too negative.

    ....and so is the association of the word 'fundamentalist,' though those who admit to being fundamentalists generally have a different definition of the word than their detractors do.

    So. Does anybody have a logical, objective, accepted in all disciplines which research or deal with this issue, definition for 'fundamentalist?"

    Something that does NOT mean 'strange people with stranger beliefs that we think are too weird and too strict or too...something...for our comfort?"

    It seems to me that 'fundamentalist,' like 'cult' are defined more by the critic than by actual, generally accepted, objective criteria.
     
  5. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Sorry, just trying to sort the NONSENSE
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    Having been associated with the Mormons for a while, I think that certain of their practices are right on. Elimination of Priestcraft is one of them. Helping each other is vital.

    I don't agree with certain of their other practices, and sharply so.

    As to other belief systems that are cultish to me, the undermining of free choice is cultish. Some have been really angry with me over my rejection of the Trinity. I don't like the use of mantras, or of weird clothing. My credibility suffers here because I love my Hijab, but think that Holy Garments are dumb.

    What's cultish behavior? That is hard to define.
     
  6. Thirza Fallen

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    I have seen studies where it stems from difficulty or abuse from authority figures/parents early in life. They engage in black and white thinking, and like the idea of a fire and brimstone god that judges their perceived enemies. Low self esteem is very damaging.
     
  7. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Sorry, just trying to sort the NONSENSE
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    Having broken out of that, yes it is painful.
     
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  8. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Tolkienite

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    Been there, done that. Part of adult life is learning to get over such things. You use counseling if needed. But you don't remain a victim. You heal.
     
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