…Mary Carol Moran voices what most reasonable people feel about religion and terrorism… a great piece…

A thoughtful post

Seumas Gallacher

…my dear friend, Mary Carol Moran writes a terrific blog on  http://basiconeness.blogspot.com (and for good measure, she has another blog at http://soulofattraction.blogspot.com …worth catching both of them)… here she lays out quietly and succinctly a thoughtful piece on sum’thing the vast majority of decent folks will appreciate… the rational view of the nonsense that sum’times masquerades as ‘religious justification for atrocity’...

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Existential Roots of Extremism
By Mary Moran Carol

Our Reptilian Brains Tend Toward Fundamentalism

For many years, I’ve felt that the growing voice of strident extremism has a single deep seated unconscious root. Our reptilian brains know that our habitat is destructing around us. We feel the heat, suffer through the augmented storms, wonder what’s coming next.

Add to that the instantaneous news of climate disasters everywhere on the planet. The reptilian part of our brains not only feels what we experience ourselves, but gets gut-punched by the tsunamis…

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