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The Connection Between Religiosity and Fear Makes Me Go Hmm

Have you ever noticed that the people who are most likely to support fear-based policies — like curfews for Junior, drug tests for your second grader, sniper lockdown drills for your kindergartener, warrantless wiretaps of grandma, massive preemptive datamining of your veterinary expenditures, biometric screening

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Fundamentalist Mormon Abuse: Why Does It Happen?

What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?

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