Originally Posted by Beowulf
So you think tendencies are entirely inconsequential? In the long run, their results will be seen, don't you think? Opinion forming may work for a while, but the tendencies are still there.
No, I didn't say they are inconsequential. I'm saying they appear (in my meager personal observations) to function within the range of politics or opinion the culture defines.
For example, mainstream Christianity could be plotted on a range from, say, Southern Baptist to Episcopalian. This entire range is "Christian," yet people within this range will consider others to be "to the right" or "to the left". You could say that "tendencies" express themselves within this range.
But to people outside the Christian culture, the entire range seems conservative to them. Or to me, anyway. But people within the culture don't see it that way. They are expressing their tendencies within the defined range.
Same thing with other cultures.
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