Social Deprivation Has a Measurable Effect On Brain Growth

New findings reported in ScienceDaily

Quote : “ScienceDaily (July 23, 2012) — Severe psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children’s brains, finds a study led by Boston Children’s Hospital. But the study also suggests that positive interventions can partially reverse these changes.

“Increasingly we are finding evidence that exposure to childhood adversity has a negative effect on brain development,” says Sheridan. “The implications are wide ranging, not just for institutionalized children but also for children exposed to abuse, abandonment, violence during war, extreme poverty and other adversities.”

Not so surprising really is it . Brains must be far less likely to form and develop properly , in places where people are subjected to such narrow-minded ideas.

Wikipedia suggests institution is  :

Quote : “An institution is any structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human community. Institutions are identified with a social purpose, transcending individual human lives and intention by mediating the rules that govern cooperative human behavior “

Sounds like it would fit right into religious cult life , and life within the Exclusive Brethren , Renton Brethren, and quite likely even a number of other Christian church groups too. 

Matter of interest , maybe some things about Peebs net might even sometimes tend to fit into such category too at times . Specially when they start simply banning certain people’s comments , that the powers-that-be on peebs net may decide they personally don’t like. Comments that are really not abusive , but might still tend to “offend” certain aspects of some people’s narrow-mindedness . Sometimes just hearing the truth will tend to “offend” people.

What a terribly sad thing such narrow-mindedness is . A number of peebs net members are verbally unhappy at the narrow-mindedness , displayed by members of the Exclusive Brethren , the Renton Brethren etc .

Yet some of these same people are involved in narrow-minded tendencies themselves . Some of it even being publicly displayed in things their member say and do .

See here on peebs net for only just one instance,on display at Post # 35328

Quote : “But the others are still going to heaven, and it simply isn’t right to maintain separation from other Christians when Christ himself would not.”

So its all about people needing to be a Christian . Otherwise ? they are not human enough . Not that im even suggesting its Elizabeth’s fault . No im not saying that . For indeed its only what she has been indoctrinated with, and if you are willing to spend some time searching through a number of peebs net threads , you’ll soon see how this very same sort of ignorance, actually comes up time and time again in comments , being promoted by many more than one person . So Christian bigotry is allowed to be narrow mindedly bigoted , just so long as they agree to not dare promote such narrow-minded attitude ,against any others they class as also being Christians .

Guess at other times its considered as being quite ok ? huh.

What sad ugliness , this line-of-thought seem . In my opinion, i think they only help to make themselves look like religious morons , and the very saddest thing is , many of these people can seem ? even quite proud of it . So it tend to seem anyway

I could easy allow myself to feel anger about this . But mostly nowdays, just about all i feel about it ,is great-pity , sadness and most of all , an extreme embarrassment , that i also know how i actually even grew up among such stupidly religious people.

Joseph Stalin came up against some of the very same sort of ignorant bigoted narrow-mindedness himself too ,in his younger-day experiences with Christians . Even at Seminary school where he even nicknamed one teacher ‘the Black Spot’ . See here

Note how it says :

Quote : Biographer Montefiore comments, ‘The Seminary was to pull off the singular achievement of supplying the Russian Revolution with some of its most ruthless radicals.’7 One of Stalin’s fellow students wrote, ‘No secular school produced as many atheists as the Tiflis Seminary.”

So history, already reminds us, that promotion of this kind of religious narrow-mindedness will also help to produce ruthless radicals and many atheists .

Yet some of the ignorant Christians will still like to try blame the ruthless attitude that Joseph Stalin displayed . On his ? atheism. Some still like to try to claim how this man was just a persecutor Christians , due only to his atheism.

Cause such people ,cant dare consider ,how it might have something more to do with them and their ugly attitudes.

And if in time to come , the Christian suddenly find they become a real minority , living among many  ,”new atheists” , “angry atheist” , “radical atheist” anti-theist , or what ever else they been pigeonholed as .

And once again Christians find themselves sitting on the receiving end of some real-anger . Once again quite likely. the Christian-cry ringing-out will also only tend to become  “oh look how we are being persecuted again”

Blaming it once again all on people’s atheism .

Seems that’s what such  narrow-mindedness can tend to do to people . It makes them blindly ignorant. It’s almost like spending way too-much time, reading their faith-books ,also has an affect on helping to numb-brain cells . Stunting and slowing the growth of brain matter. And suchlike

And all this  , when we also know how it seems that Jesus didnt even want to stop “Judas the atheist” from also attending, and having a place at his own last supper. The bible tells us how, Christ did not  , even separate from atheists.

 He were not a bigot , into promoting more bigotry, like it seems some Christian are happy to be.

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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