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  •  i would submit that some of this willingness to (13+ / 0-)

    disregard fact comes from the GOP's eforts to capture the religious fundamentalist vote.  the overwhelming majority of fundies believe some version of "young earth creationism" despite monumental evidence to the contrary.  It just isn't possible to indulge in making big lies to one's self to support one belief without that willingness to live in denial intruding into other areas.  

    For a few years I worked with people with substance abuse issues and the parallels in thinking between the worst of the addicts i encountered and fundies/today's GOP are striking.

    •  And to be a faithful Latter-Day Saint, one has to (2+ / 0-)
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      accept (or at least maintain some accepting mind-compartment for) a whole bunch of additional demonstrably untrue things.  For instance, Native Americans are "Lamanites," descendants of Israelites who arrived in huge enclosed wooden ships with magical artificial lighting.  And they built pyramids in Central America because that's what they saw back in Egypt.  And if they join the church and live by its teachings, they'll turn white.  Little things like that.    

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