Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
A few weeks back i spent some time with an Ex Exclusive Brethren brother on mine who still calls himself a Christian. And i specially make a point of saying, still calls himself Christian for a number of reasons .Some reasons of which left me feeling only such extreme sadness,sadness that i actually hinted at in a post about a week or two back, but caused me so much extreme pain i still am not yet even ready to actually discuss what happened.But thats another whole story.Besides who said ? faith was supposed to be connected to things that actually make people honestly feel happiness.
But anyway while with my brother i mentioned that if the bible honestly contains honest holy word of God ,then holy word of God is also connected to happiness of dashing live babies against rocks .My very surprised and rather startled brother exclaimed ! but where does the bible talk about that ?? .
It didnt surprise me my brother was totally blissfully ignorant with regards to existence of these verses, even though he personally has spent about 50 years visiting Christian churches, sometimes even visiting them 7 days a week .No not at all .The ignorance among so many faithful folk doesn’t really surprise me at all so much anymore .Faith isn’t really about questioning matters and always keeping your mind fully open and observant . No ..faith is far more about continuing on with cultural traditions and endlessly reciting memes over and over again , and nodding your wee head ! , kind of like one of those wee little toy doggies some people have sitting up behind the back seat in their cars, that just continually nod with each and every bump in the road ,without the doggy having a brain thats even thinking . Its the faith nod …Ahh laa Automatic
So it’s not surprising folks of faith might actually read each and every word with their own eyes time and time again , like a wee toy car doggy , continually passing over the very same bumps in the road , but because as science has already proven human devotion to a charismatic belief can have an effect of shutting down certain parts of a devoted brain , the parts called the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices that’s usually in normal conditions supposed to be responsible for our scepticism and vigilance http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/03/hearing-prayer-shuts.html , then a toy doggie with a very devoted brain-dead brain , aint really bothering thinking much anymore , it’s just totally devoted and as such , continually nodding its wee beany ! . It reads all the bumps with its own eyes ,but aint really ever even really thinking about what those bumpy faith words mean.
This brain-dead effect of charismatic devotion can even effect secular folk when devoted to voting for certain politicians who`s only honest charm is maybe only possessing loads of charisma .Or sometimes the phenomena of continuing badly abusive relationships, where one partner is a real abusive two timing no good scum bag , but yet happens to hold loads of charisma meaning the abused devoted partner still doesnt ever even think to leave . Parts of the brain have sadly become shut down ,by their faithful belief of devotion to charisma
So faiths are naturally full of this type devotion to charisma ,where many people get so carried away .Simply because faiths are so very often ! full of charisma thats why.Often it takes a very huge crisis to help start people down that extremely unfamiliar road they dont often tread, to thinking far more deeply ,which is what also starts to happen within the likes of Exclusive Brethren or Renton Brethren , in times when maybe for instance some problems within their faith group get pushed further and further out into public view !. Just as also happens within the Catholic church when sex abuse was exposed ,the charismatically devoted brains brainwaves ! get suddenly jolted and shocked ! and subjected to an extra high load of electrical brain currents , which then creates much more honest food for thought ! , that then suddenly breaks through the brain block of the charismatic devotion . Ending up in higher amounts of vigilance and greater depth of far more honesty in contemplation of thought also.
Thanks to another H.T from my friend John over on his excellent blog DC …..Here is a great you-tube video that i think dramatically explains how sometime it takes an extreme crisis to help break through the mind blockage of faithful devotion to very charismatic beliefs .Which then pushes humans to start using all parts of their brain again ,so as to start them down the road to begin thinking and considering all aspects in a far greater depth, depth of thought about that what should have honestly been either believed or disbelieved.
Human should not live by faith . And the very extreme grave danger of promotion of such ways of living, has been proven time and time again by human history , and is still being proven today by the effects we deal with, that have also ended with many of our friends and family being held spiritually captive, within both the Renton and Exclusive Brethren , plus those many others also held captive within so very many other faith groups.
For there is actually a price we must all need to pay for continually promoting that what will continually cause us harm at some stage.For faith is like humans smoking cigarettes ,while it doesn’t actually cause harm to all smokers ,that still does very very little to actually help prove its honestly a good thing .