HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Atheists & Agnostics (Group) » Would there be a Republic... » Reply #20

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 09:34 PM

20. Age old question, nature or nurture?

Probably both, I think authoritarians have personalities that makes fundamentalism appealing whether or not they're born into that kind of family. I've seen believers leave liberal faiths and convert to fundamentalist ones, my ex-mother-in-law was a prime example, she became a born again Baptist after being raised Methodist. And vice versa, many believers go shopping for more liberal churches because they support lgbt and women's rights.

Personally I'm in awe of atheists who manage to break away from their fundamentalist upbringing, it can't be easy especially since their families are likely to hold it against them. It must be like coming out, you find out who really loves you for who you are and who only wants to control you.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 23 replies Author Time Post
Duppers Jun 2017 OP
CanonRay Jun 2017 #1
Duppers Jun 2017 #6
CanonRay Jun 2017 #11
Iggo Jun 2017 #2
Beearewhyain Jun 2017 #3
Duppers Jun 2017 #7
Binkie The Clown Jun 2017 #4
mountain grammy Jun 2017 #5
Duppers Jun 2017 #9
Duppers Jun 2017 #8
rurallib Jun 2017 #10
Duppers Jun 2017 #12
Freelancer Jun 2017 #13
Duppers Jun 2017 #17
trotsky Jun 2017 #14
Duppers Jun 2017 #18
Bayard Jun 2017 #15
Duppers Jun 2017 #16
progressoid Jun 2017 #19
LineNew Reply Age old question, nature or nurture?
beam me up scottie Jun 2017 #20
Duppers Jun 2017 #21
beam me up scottie Jun 2017 #22
Duppers Jun 2017 #23
Please login to view edit histories.