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Victorian Elections: Liberals under siege from extremist religious groups – Pearls and Irritations

A Row of Voting Booths Ready for Election Day in Australia.

The Liberal Party in Victoria is caught in a trap. It pitches itself as the moderate old party of its forebears. Unfortunately, too many of the moderates who ran it or voted for it are disenchanted both by shambolic efforts in the state, and by its damaged federal reflection.

Around the state, branches are under siege by extremist religious groups, mostly Pentecostal but also Mormon. The state’s governing body is also gradually filling with these members.

Source: Victorian Elections: Liberals under siege from extremist religious groups – Pearls and Irritations

Scientists establish a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage | Salon.com

On the other hand, religious beliefs are not usually updated in response to new evidence or scientific explanations, and are therefore strongly associated with conservatism. They are fixed and rigid, which helps promote predictability and coherence to the rules of society among individuals within the group.

via Scientists establish a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage | Salon.com