Many religious folk like to think there is a war being waged against Christianity at present. Some may even say there is a war being waged against religion in general .
And cults like the Exclusive Brethren group (one “exclusive”/”closed group”, as descendants of a number of different Plymouth brethren offshoot’s/schisms) Will also like to kid themselves that they are presently under attack and are being “persecuted” in a war being aimed at the complete destruction of the beliefs of their group. As these cults often will tend to do . Not so-unlike how many other more “main-stream” religious folk may also tend to react as well. Its a somewhat common trait they share
The narcissistic tendency of religion in general .Like what i discussed in my last post . Wont allow many of these religious folk to dare to stop for a moment or two, to consider in some great depth . As to whether , or not,some of their own past/present action’s, might also have something more to do with the problems they now experiencing at this moment in time. In regards to peoples disrespect, of religious practices.
Because their beliefs are founded so very deeply on the idea, of these humans ability of living within a form of holy-righteousness . Therefore even the mere thought that they may have messed up real badly .Seems like a thought so extremely repugnant. Such thoughts can tend to have a reaction, somewhat akin, to someone throwing a bucket of water at a cooking-fat-fire .
Yet if these religious folk cared to really consider history. They might understand that in times past and present, religions often were/are the groups whom waged wars on other peoples traditional belief’s, and ways of living. And nearly everywhere that new land’s were being colonized by colonial powers , religious type-wars were then also being waged on these indigenous peoples traditional beliefs and ways of life.
Theists of many kinds (who may now lay claims of persecution) . Strangely enough will also find it so-easy to simply overlook these matters. They gladly let information like this roll right over the top of their heads.
Religious folk. Specially some of those living within America . Will not be so likely to stop and even deeply consider the situation of anti-atheism that they have been brought up within. A belief that likely has its roots set way-back within ancient roman times . And carried on into early modern period too .And beyond
Id suggest, it might be mighty hypocritical of many theists to try claim persecution . When the history of their religious beliefs often points to their own long-standing involvement in such matters .
There is a saying that goes something like this :
“You kick a dog long enough, it bites back”
That’s the sort of situation we are experiencing with the “so called war” against religion these days
Yet how many of these peoples religious-beliefs have already been busily infringing ? on the life and beliefs of other people around them. For many decades now
Heaps have . But they just don’t often bother to even stop to consider that. Do they.The thought just goes right over their head. For this is one symptom of the collective narcissist trait.
Much about religion really needs to change its act. Or else its pretty much going to be only doomed to fade-out, in the long run.
For hundreds of years now. Religion has stood by . While many faith abuses have been allowed full-freedom, to just continue on as they please.Unhindered
In the long term.There is no hope for religion to continue to exist. If this attitude doesn’t start to change, in a great hurry
Most likely the new Pope already understands this. And even atheists have developed respect . Its something not so hard to do. When we can actually see this sort of real-progress in change of religious-attitudes
For there is no war on religion , per se.
There is only a war happening against the existence of many ongoing religious abuses. That’s the reality
If theists would really like to think that their faith-abuses, will still be reserved a place in this more and more modern-society, to continue onward in the future . Forever and evermore
We can surely say .They are truly a bunch of very deluded folk indeed.
Faithful folk who choose to fight-on against these reforms. In the long term.Will only end up living like Hitler/Saddam Hussein types of people in the end. Forced into hiding away, within dingy bunkers somewhere.To await their fate. Finally being rooted out of their hideaways, like some lost lonely rat’s
Slowly but steadily becoming overtaken by the relentless , ever-onward trend,of these worldwide humanitarian reform’s.
Nothing will stop this . Nothing can stop this
No longer can these tyrants keep information and news of these abuses.Hidden away in secret. Being kept from reaching attention of the general public’s eyes and ears . Of humanity worldwide
Thanks in big-part. To invention of the internet
Obviously Pope Francis has some real-wisdom and forward-thinking vision, in regard to knowledge of this .