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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 08:47 PM

Family conversation about authoritarianism

Liberal Atheist: “I now get why you Evangelicals still support Trump”.
Conservative Evangelical: “yeah, what is that”
LA: “Because you worship white male authority figures, real or imagined”.

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Reply Family conversation about authoritarianism (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Feb 2018 OP
sharedvalues Feb 2018 #1
Basic LA Feb 2018 #2
sharedvalues Feb 2018 #5
Freelancer Feb 2018 #3
Jeffersons Ghost Feb 2018 #4
lindysalsagal Feb 2018 #6
Funtatlaguy Feb 2018 #7

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:39 PM

1. Thats exactly George Lakoffs theory

He describes the “strong father” ideology in his early books.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 02:34 AM

2. Exactly!

They crave a strict father figure & the big guy in the clouds is the ultimate. (To paraphrase Prof. Lakoff.)

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Response to Basic LA (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 07:57 PM

5. +1

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 03:01 AM

3. Drumph is a father figure that lies at every turn...

and whose love-test is belief in those lies -- no matter how outrageous they may be. Nope, I don't see any similarity at all.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 11:39 AM

4. Trump isn't a "strong father figure" His unfaithfulness has destroyed his marriage...

I am relatively sure that his repeated sexual indiscretions are also destroying his support among evangelicals. On edit: most evangelicals realize that Jesus was a Mid-Eastern Jew, who did not have "white" skin. Ancient Jewish families from the Mid-East had relatively dark skin, like Muslims, the other descendants of Abraham.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 07:02 PM

6. Eternal childhood and validated irresponsibility.

With a healthy dose of global sibling rivalry: ("I pray more than you, and so daddy likes me more".)

It's called an external locus of control: "I need to be cared for by someone more reliable than myself."

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:49 AM

7. Pretty deep

And accurate.

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