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  •  You don't know what doubts and thoughts (3+ / 0-)
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    memiller, Translator, Ahianne

    might already be present.  Even if the idea that you're evil comes to them, it's not certain they would accept it - it might lead to honest reflection.  People leave fundyism all the time, and are replaced by fresh meat who fall into the mental prison out of fear, pain, or hate.

    In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

    by Troubadour on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:15:09 PM PST

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    •  I Thought They Usually Leave For Emotionally (2+ / 0-)
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      based reasons like seeing or suffering abuses in or by the Church.

      I suppose with the increased use of fundie curricula, ambitious students may be frustrated and angry enough about the lies they wasted years learning to leave the faith for logical reasons.  I've just not heard many of those stories.  

      •  Again, you don't know what kind of emotional (0+ / 0-)

        motives might be present, and your logic could empower or hasten them.  Logic is not a motive on anyone's part - all of us are driven by fundamental instincts and emotions.  Even people who stick close to rationalism do so for emotional reasons - fear of chaos, hatred of lies, a desire to feel smart, aesthetic appreciation for the beauty of nature, etc.

        In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

        by Troubadour on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:00:19 AM PST

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