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The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America

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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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originally posted by: Tiger5

originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

This is what annoys me most about people in these small towns (and fundamentalists everywhere really), when you point out to them how they're acting, they flip it around and call you the bigot for pointing it out. At which point they proceed to shut down any possible discussion.


True! I find it very childish almost the arguments of a seven year old! The same people that are defending rural fundamentalism here are denouncing fundamentalist Islam. So what is wrong then? is it Islam because it is in- American Fundamentalism or just fundamentalism? I find it difficult to determine.


Islam is a Daughter to the Mother of Abominations – Revelations 17:5. I thought that might give you a little insight into Christian fundamentalist beliefs regarding your question. Personally, I don't subscribe to that belief, however the rise of both Christian and Islamic fundamentalism has occurred in the last 150 years according to various sources and is having a negative effect on society as a whole.

Something is happening, I suspect that as the world's cultures have been thrown together through migration, commerce and war factions of these populations felt a threat to their sense of nationalism and identity. Isolation and ultimately fundamentalism may have been the result of their desire to protect their religions and cultures from being defiled and subjugated by outside influences. Fundamentalism is the deep seated belief in a system of moral tenants and strictly enforced adherence to a common belief. It is the long, arduous path to reward and the protective insulation offered by shared struggle to overcome the perceived negative influences from external society.

I'm pretty sure that religious and political fundamentalism are very similar in their origins and structures.




posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: WilliamtheResolute


the rise of both Christian and Islamic fundamentalism has occurred in the last 150 years according to various sources and [are] having a negative effect on society as a whole.

Something is happening, I suspect that as the world's cultures have been thrown together through migration, commerce and war factions of these populations felt a threat to their sense of nationalism and identity.



So stifled in their freedom to think original thoughts! It's sad. Whether too complacent or too frightened to question the stuff they've been told, even when they see that billions of others DISAGREE!, yet they drag the rest of us down to a sloth's pace.



AND, as an added bonus: The more others disagree with them, the more lip-foamy they get.





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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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"Rural fundamental christianity" which is rather a phrase without any real form and certainly not in the face of the Islamic fundamental.

And seriously you cant possibly understand what you are talking about to say the christian fundie stuff has been growing at a rate over the last 150 years equal to the Islamic sort.

What has been growing at an equal rate to Islamic fundamentalism is another anti christian idea called Marxist communism.

What bothers many and they are scrambling to cover it is the major population centers in the US are out of whack with the people Jefferson called the Salt of the Earth was it? Years of well laid plans have been exposed and the primary suspect are rural churches operating under the first amendment protection, operating as a monolith. Sorry you guys cant do anything about it.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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is another anti christian idea called Marxist communism.



Wait. Hold up.

Can you please explain to us how "Marxist communism" is ANTI-CHRISTIAN?
With references and well-developed suggestions?

Please?

Oh, and, here's my signature writ larger for you:

“Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much.”

That's from some youtube channel called the Hillbilly Report.

See, because, I don't think you get Jesus at all. And, I'm quite confident in pointing out that Jesus was, actually, a vagabond, a homeless wanderer. Ditched his fam when he was nearly a teen, then came back all full of himself and so on and so forth. Talking to people about taking care of each other. About housing and feeding and clothing people who had nothing.

EDIT:

In other words: he got educated.


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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
And, I'm quite confident in pointing out that Jesus was, actually, a vagabond, a homeless wanderer. Ditched his fam when he was nearly a teen, then came back all full of himself and so on and so forth. Talking to people about taking care of each other. About housing and feeding and clothing people who had nothing.

And, amusingly enough, he sure wasn't what the Bible Beltniks would refer to as 'White'.

(Artist's conception)



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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"yet they drag the rest of us down to a sloth's pace. AND, as an added bonus: The more others disagree with them, the more lip-foamy they get.


The irony is they are not judging you while you are judging them. As long as the Constitution is in place they have every right to practice their beliefs, we tolerate and respect others religious beliefs even if it is inconvenient.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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"And seriously you cant possibly understand what you are talking about to say the christian fundie stuff has been growing at a rate over the last 150 years equal to the Islamic sort."

....where did I state that they had been growing at an equal rate?



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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The irony is they are not judging you while you are judging them.




LOL!!!

Yeah. The irony.

I'm sorry, perhaps you missed the part where everyone opposed to Trump was called a commie nazi fascist prog libtard SJW snowflake whiner?? And all sorts of other unbecoming things? Because some people don't know how to be gracious. And they're not ready to actually "move on." No.

It will be MANy moons before they admit how wrong they were, and how counterproductive it was to do what they did. How mistaken and fooled they were, and how they voted against their own well-being.

Sad.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

During this last election cycle I have been characterized as many things which I am not and have never been. The psy-ops MSM campaign to defeat Trump and distance him from his base has failed miserably because those who supported him have a fundamental belief that he is the antidote to the Globalist agenda. I have very thick skin and I have no fear.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
A culture that is wide spread in the midwest and bible belt.


I think that people who have been immersed in that culture for their entire lives, don't actually understand that there are other cultures out there that see the world completely different, but are still their fellow countrymen. It's easy to look at European or Middle Eastern culture and accept that they're different. It's not as easy though to accept that Los Angeles for all the ways that it's different from the bible belt is still American, and (mostly) believes in American values.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
See, because, I don't think you get Jesus at all. And, I'm quite confident in pointing out that Jesus was, actually, a vagabond, a homeless wanderer. Ditched his fam when he was nearly a teen, then came back all full of himself and so on and so forth. Talking to people about taking care of each other. About housing and feeding and clothing people who had nothing.


It's scary how similar this description is to Che. Though I'll admit that Jesus and Che had very different ideas about how to accomplish those goals.

Christianity's main principles are far closer to Communism than a lot of fundamentalists want to admit though. I actually heard a congressman the other day, talk about the new health care bill as the plan that Jesus would endorse because it gives people a free market choice to buy health care.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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The psy-ops MSM campaign to defeat Trump and distance him from his base has failed miserably because those who supported him have a fundamental belief that he is the antidote to the Globalist agenda.


Do whut?

I dare say, the psy-op is the phenomenal way in which his base is hypnotized. Truly shocking.



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