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  •  Many thanks for the important and courageous work (6+ / 0-)

    This can't be easy to write, but the more we can publicise just what Hagee and his ilk are doing in the name of religion, the more room we allow for the association of progressive values and faith in public life. I'm an atheist and generally unhappy to see religiosity practically a requirement for public servants, but since it's not going away any time soon we need to break the fundies' ability to profess a monopoly on God. One part is offering a positive alternative, and that ain't my fight. But this part - exposing neopente operations as frank mind-control - can force our opposition to spend resources on a front where they're not accustomed to being questioned. At least, they'll divert time, money and energy. At best, one of them will self-destruct on camera. if we can get Hagee or Parsley to say something so nutty that McCain has to denounce him, we'll hurt this beast. These stories have to get out.

    I apologise if this sounds cynical - I really do feel for the people harmed by these coercive operations. But the victimisers accumulate power they use to harm the world. I believe that as surely as the world turns west to east.

    We're on a blind date with Destiny, and it looks like she's ordered the lobster!

    by Prof Haley on Sat May 10, 2008 at 12:37:00 AM PDT

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    •  The worst part is that these people (5+ / 0-)

      are encouraged to home school their children, cutting them off other points of view.

      It's one of the reasons I'm dead set against home schooling unless there are medical or geographical reasons a child can't attend school.

      -7.50, -7.74 --I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson

      by GMFORD on Sat May 10, 2008 at 01:53:49 AM PDT

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