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For those who believe that "reality" just is, as opposed to being an ongoing social construction, having your world view fall apart is the same as having your world fall apart.  If one believes that "reality" is created by God, fundamental changes can be seen as evil triumphant or as being a curse inflicted by God.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 01:20:34 PM EST
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Absolutely.. Dead on.

he is scared because his world is falling apart....the belief -system of a fundamentalist is more difficult to change...since evil triumphant and curse are very powerful explaining principles.

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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 Nov 18th, 2008 at 03:28:26 PM EST
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