Category Archives: Fundamentalist Myths

Things discovered when trying to determine origins of some popular belief traditions of fundamentalist and evangelical Christian groups.

Government Spending: Gift or Grift?

Among the right wing believers, a recurring theme is that Government is evil or at least unnecessary for a well-functioning society. Usually this perspective is reflected by the libertarian notion that taxes are a form of theft from all of … Continue reading

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Is the Right-wing/Left-wing Split Determined by Genes?

An area of interest that I’ve been exploring for the past several years is the link between personality and beliefs. We may like to think that we freely choose our beliefs, but there is growing evidence that beliefs are predisposed … Continue reading

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Right-wing Authoritarian vs. Social Dominance Orientation

[Note: The initial draft of this post was written in January 2016 and updated in March 2016 (before the 2016 election) and was based on information about the current POTUS Donald Trump as a candidate. Most of the concerns and … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Right-wing Authoritarians

According to a series of articles in The Daily Kos (see references below) there are groups of traits that are common to most RWA conservatives. Here is an (extensive) excerpt from #3 in the series, which  categorizes and characterizes these traits. A … Continue reading

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What is Right-wing Authoritarianism?

This is the first of a series of blogs on Right-wing Authoritarianism (RWA). Further blogs will describe how to recognize those with RWA leanings, what they are likely to  believe and how they are likely to behave, particularly in politics and religion. According to … Continue reading

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“Fundamentalist” Myths (12 – 14) – Part 5

Series Topic : Fundamentalist Myths This post is the fifth in a continuing series that examines the origins of commonly held positions promoted within modern evangelical American Christianity. The links page for this series of posts can be found here: … Continue reading

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“Fundamentalist” Myths (9 – 11) – Part 4

Series Topic : Fundamentalist Myths This post is the fourth in a continuing series that examines the origins of commonly held positions promoted within modern evangelical American Christianity. The links page for this series of posts can be found here: … Continue reading

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