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why do fundamentalists feel threatened by liberal family values? unitarian universalist doug muder talks about the reasons, and why we shouldn't just dismiss them. extremely interesting, containing ideas i've not previously come across.

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on 2005-09-04 19:54 (UTC)
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Thank you for this! It's taking me on a journey of discovery and better understanding.

Re: competing worldviews

on 2005-09-05 00:36 (UTC)
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Wow, that really was excellent. I'd not thought about that perspective of choice underlying a life based on assumed obligations from the perspective of fundamentalists. I should have, since of course exactly that same conflict has been explored in discussions of the Amish, but I don't connect them with the more mainstream fundamentalists.

The other point there that I found very interesting was the point about moral breakdowns (from their perspective) within fundamentalist families, and how the assumption is that if they have it this bad, it must be even worse outside. That really does explain a lot, particularly combined with the fact that choice does cause chaos, particularly when it's new choice.

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