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Bible Belt by NurIzin Bible Belt by NurIzin
For those who would say that we can't compare religious fanatism, religous fundamentalism and integrism with fascism, then read a bit about Franco's regime in Spain.

South conservatives/republicans and dixiecrats are actually quite similar to European extreme-right wing and fascism on many points as well.
Europeans living in progressive countries, or progressive Europeans, consider extreme religiosity and conservatism as seen in the Bible Belt as fascism, or at least, despise it as much as fascists.
Many extreme-right wing groups (in Europe) are "far-christians", in alliance with neo-fascists and neo-nazis.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I think the Middle East would fit that description better but if it's all the same to you. ~ C
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
I couldn't agree more. I believe that Fundamentalists are almost as big a threat to Faith as Atheism is.
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deadcrowes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Tornado alley covers much of the same ground as the bible belt, coincidence?
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Huh even god disagrees with them
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Writer
Many of the Neo-Nazi European groups are actually fairly secular.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Man can't the south get over the fact that times are changing and they should adapt already? Instead of you know....CLINGING TO THE PAST!!!!
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KatanaLovingGerman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I live in the bible belt D:
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MornofVivec Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I would say that this comparison is a bit extreme, but then again, if you go to Mississippi or Alabama, you wouldn't be hard pressed to find a cracker who doesn't realize the American Civil War is officially over.
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ToxicKrieg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Godammit, I moved to Virginia from California. Now I wanna go back :I lol
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Religion = fascism?  Really?  So those missionaries in Africa and elsewhere are not in fact exposing themselves and consuming their own time and money helping the starving and sick, but must obviously be in fact the people responsible for such.  Am I getting the "logic" right here or am I going to be abused with some very "sophisticated" sophistry?
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