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  •  There is a brainwashing network out there that (7+ / 0-)

    taps into the mainstream denominations and is powered by individual contributors with fervent convictions as well as a few superwealthy ultra-rightist and televangelists.

    They have convinced people within the reach of this network that the "sin" of abortion is based on a belief in the infallibility and completeness of the Bible, which is to be read as the literal truth. So you will have people like my brother, who has a degree in physics, assert the literal truth of the Bible, even when he knows, as a poet, that much of the Bible is metaphor and myth.

    The "sin" of abortion is attached to the literal truth of the Bible which is attached to the literal truth of the promise of eternal life.
    Their defense of the whole package is existential.
    This is why it's possible to motivate an anti-abortionist to go out and kill and be killed over the issue.

    People that think anti-abortion is a "sideline" or fallback position don't know very many of those people that well. They also haven't looked at the trajectory of American history in the last 30 years.

    As with anything else, there are the "true believers", then there is a more passive element with less conviction, and of course, leading them are the demagogues and con artists.  But abortion is the core driving issue on the right.  
    I think your comment is correct in diagnosing a large group of people who just participate in "group-think", uncritically. They're just going along with the herd.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 07:26:38 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly check out this pap from the guy taking on (0+ / 0-)

      Rep. Ben Lujan (D) of Northern NM.  
      No "issue" mentioned except abortion.
      This nut case is going to lose.

      Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Jeff Byrd says his Christian faith has carried him through difficult times and will influence how he votes if he’s elected.

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