I was thinking about this question
What if fear would one day be found out to have any direct effect/link on mirror neuron (if in fact mirror neuron hypothesis might be correct) . Then could that then perhaps begin to help explain, how come family members that become entwined within cult settings, can seem quite willingly to disown members of their own family?. May more or less even feel happy to be leaving them for dead
More or less like with what might seem to have happen, within some of these situation described within wikipeebia
You can read about it here http://wikipeebia.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=14
Or how else
would could we explain it ?
If extreme fear can have capacity to override mirror neuron,who knows maybe perhaps more-so in some people, than in some others. Perhaps considering aspect of evolution?(who knows,for sure,as yet?).Then perhaps that might help us understand how these situation can occur ?
I feel that perhaps even ex members of cults, might, still seem to have some trouble with activation of mirror neuron?.That then might render them less able to feel/observe/mirror the pain occurring among other people around them. Just a thought. An let me be very clear, in no way am i even interested in trying to compare people, or make any kind of personal attack on anyone .
Besides no one of us has even chosen for this to occur. If it happen, much of it has occurred due to aspect of fate. Fate of being unlucky to be born within a cult. Fate of being unlucky to be someone to fall into the trap of cults. Fate that,for now, there are still few people who care about it (including people who’d even claim to be one among many real Christian)
Fear of hell would be considered an extreme fear ?
Both cult members that remain within cults along with any ex cult members that have left, many times will all have already been infected with this extreme fear (phobia)
Extreme fears ,to some level, of like what becomes like a phobia kind of fear
Therefore this might also help explain other weird (unworthy) extreme fears too?. Like fear of sharks or spiders or even bee stings, or whatever else the phobia fear might be.
Fear what perhaps breaks down and override human ability to stop and question and formulate properly, in regard to whether this fear is perhaps been blown way out of perspective . Like perhaps the fear isn’t dangerous , but short-circuit within the mind is overriding human minds health ability to properly consider that, an instead is just up and running (fleeing) without even thinking too much about reason why
There is some information available . Even the the science of neuron is still only the stage of hypothesis
Like see this one below
Will try look for some more info later
The role of shared neural activations, mirror neurons, and morality in empathy – A critical comment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168010214002314
From Neurons to Social Beings
Fear & Empathy: An Emotional Tug of War
Gene variant increases empathy-driven fear in mice
Why some people are more altruistic than others
( Note from info contained within video above, it mention something like,highly altruistic people will likely even be able to totally care about people way outside of their own circle.)
That seemed so interesting (to me anyway)
So i’m wondering,out of interest, how that may then also relate in regard to people within religious circles, or even in regard of those whom may have grown up in one, or left from belonging within one?. If religion is highly inclined to form inner group circles,then how does this then effect the way followers are prepared to care (altruistic) about any others whom maybe are considered as outsiders ?. And will this automatically alter, the very moment that any leave from within the formed group?. Or will this groupism kind of still carry on over to some degree, in regard of any other group formation they might afterwards join up with later on an become actively involved in?.
My own observation, i feel, that perhaps there is some evidence that even us group leavers may still struggle with our altruistic instinct . Perhaps aspects of our fear might act like some kind of suppressant ?.
Exclusive Brethren’s style of
altruism so called altruism, seem to me, to be mainly focused toward retaining their right to continue to claim charity status. As they never were well know as Rapid Relief Team sausage sizzling public support workers,in years previously before the charity commission decided to question their right of retaining charity status ? (not that i’m aware of anyway. Perhaps the reader, can do their own research,to try to find out, if much evidence of such activity can be found ?)
What about other church groups?. How far do their altruistic tendency reach?.How often will they help atheist?. Or are they a little more inclined to tend to reserve their altruistic actions, more closely inside the inner circle of altruism, like what was being discussed within the interesting video above ?
How might this have even effected (if any ?), in regard of Rebecca Moore’s sisters experiences, whom had became entwined within Johnstown cult? (Rebecca whom wrote the recent excellent highly thought provoking article, The brainwashing myth). Perhaps the word brainwashing might be wrong and maybe something more like brain-deadening ,or perhaps mind deadening ,or mind suppressing or whatever word like that,that might be a more better descriptive type word to start using so as to try and help describe, an explain, what perhaps may or may not be going on here ?
How healthy is religion ? . Why do human
need to prefer to build-up walls (including religious buildings) to help separate between each other? .
Why cant the church become an open air non walled affair of what then encompasses everyone of us ?
Bigotry ? …. Fear ? .. or what ?
Compassion and the true meaning of empathy