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Obviously he was presenting this as a bit of personal speculation - not reporting results of research. The fact  that the audience - in an area which has experienced religious division of education and brutal conflict between groups identified on a largely religious basis - cheered, is some informal support for his speculation - nothing more. Note also that he said "some".

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 04:21:12 AM EST
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I bet that if he would ahve been among social service people who treat sexually abused children the answer would have been quite different.

ANd frankly I can present you all  my family with fascism-religious indoctrination.. all of them quite happy frankly and with no pshychologichal trauma of any kind... which can not be said about most children violated by their parents.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 10:32:17 AM EST
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