Very interesting youtube video with information about narcissism / religion combination
“Gurus at the center of emergent cults are inevitably narcissistic, if not outright narcissists. The self-imputation of superiority, epiphanic knowledge, and infallibility and the assumption that others need and crave the guru’s message are at the heart of an elaborate construct which often borders on the psychotic:”
“Contrary to his much-cultivated image, Jesus, like the vast majority of cult leaders, lacked empathy and was a heartless and irresponsible manipulator whose magical thinking ruined the lives of many. He instructed his followers to commit acts that must have had harshly adverse impacts on their hitherto nearest and dearest. Jesus monopolized the lives of his disciples to the exclusion of all else and all others:”
(Read more here) http://samvak.tripod.com/journal45.html#jesus
I’ve often wondered if there may in fact be some sort of narcissistic connection within aspects of religion.I wouldn’t be surprised if it were found out, that religion can also in fact become “a social vehicle, so that this illness could flourish. Like some kind of infection (like at a epigenetic level or whatever ) changing organisms . This problem is about a “sickness”, not personal choice
Empathy in regards to faith abuses. Seems to be lacking. Because so many folks whom actively seek a place for themselves in eternity, act as if “the end justify the means”
Perhaps ? this could help to explain why so-few Christian folk even bother to think about “faith abuse” or these cult issues. And also why so few are actively involved in actually trying to help to do something to help stop faith abuses
The end (goal eternity) justify the means
Who? else matters.What? else matters.Just as long as the religious-narcissist “hope” for eternity is achieved (it dont matter if there is no such thing as eternity) .
You bet that very few of these faithful folk will even care to “think” that so called laws of “religious liberation”,are in fact also being used as a vehicle of religious tyranny (cults and so on) .
Sure.They might not” purposely” turn a blind-eye to faith abuses.
It’s more likely, that the trance that is being created, by the theists constant faithful focus on “eternity”, also effects their mindfulness of a lot of what is actually happening all around about them here on-earth right now
- will be quite happy for many generations to have continually turned a blind eye to some aspects of very cunning deceitful ongoing religious tyranny happening right there all around about them,and even right within their own town that they live in
- yet will soon be all “up in arms” and become extremely sad/angry upon hearing how some Islamist extremest’s are cutting off Christian heads over-seas
Could this same phenomena perhaps also help to explain why it is that priests and Popes had happily swept sex abuse under the carpet so as to help “save face” of the Church
I mean to say.Who? else really matters that much.And what? else really matters that much.So long as the almighty church-group doesn’t ever need to be the one to “lose face”
And then what about the Exclusive Brethren type cults too.Just check out their “narcissistic” air of self importance in which they live..No room even left, for natural love of family kinship to even be able to “break-through”
No way.Because. The end (goal) justifies the means
Who? else really matter.And what? else really matter anyway. Just as long as Exclusive Brethren members will never ever need to actually publicly admit to obviously being extremely wrong. To have helped harmed many.
In those folks dark history back at Aberdeen. We can plainly tell how they would seem to have so many symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder
Here is a link to information of the Aberdeen issue that i have mentioned above. I dare you to follow this link, have a read and have listen to a copy of tapes of the Brethren “Christian” meeting at Aberdeen
And you can also read the transcript of what was being said, within that tape of that Brethren Christian meeting at Aberdeen here too http://www.discourses.org.uk/History/TheAberdeenIncident.pdf
Then come back here to talk to me. And tell me that you feel that you cannot see any evidence in the slightest of a narcissistic personality disorder
Below is a link to some information in regards to the saying “the end justify the means ”
“You can use bad or immoral methods as long as you accomplish something good by using them.”