Don't get me wrong my friend, I am not suggesting there is some sort of template that all follow based on childhood experiences or absentee fathers. Both my parents were around, I got along great with my father and not so much my mother growing up. Different situations sometimes lead to different results in people when they get older.<quoted text>
Sorry Skom, I do love you very much but I am compelled to answer this question.
My pagan/Catholic mother blanked my real Brasilian father out of my life with lies, so that I could be raised with my Catholic step father, who physically, mentally, sexually, emotionally and (my mother) spiritually abused me from the ages of 4-12, she accused me of being possessed by demons and yet never took me to their Priest for an exorcism. Have you been aware of world events for the past 2000 years or so?
Things are not always as they seem my friend <3
"And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you."
IMO, for Tide it is very, very important to him that he defends IANS. He speaks for him, responds to any post to him or about him, and has done this all over Topix. In my experience for a man to put another man outside of his family on this type of pedestal normally is because of two things. Either they are not very secure and have some sort of hero-worship thing going on. Followers often elevate the person they are following to unrealistic heights. Or it is filling some sort of hole created through abandonment or neglect. Perhaps he wants the approval of a father figure to make up for what he didn't get growing up
I majored in Criminal Justice and Sociology so it is just how my mind tends to work to. I get curious when I see things like this and want to know the root cause. Tide didn't just out of the blue decide to single out IANS for protection. He is doing it for a reason. I simply want to know what
I hope you know I was not broad-brushing or claiming to know what all bad childhoods lead to. I just know in some cases what the effect of not having a father around has had on people. Although it normally is more common in adulthood to see it in women it certainly isn't limited to women. But say for example a woman who becomes a stripper often has either abuse or abandonment issues from her father and now seeks the approval of other men to make up for it.
There are no rules set in stone but often childhood can explain a lot. Hope than answers helped a little anyway.