A believers well meaning comment is as follows
You are now in control of your own life ! You are the one that knows where you are going ! When you are a Believer you will be Blessed !
The idea is, that God is able to actively help humans , within this world.This could mean help in regard of a number of things. Although i cannot tell , by this persons comment, exactly what they may mean by being blessed.There is a number of thing in life that some christian believe God can bless them with, by helping . I’ll list some things for interest sake
- Human relationships
- other things
All these things above are ,of this world, therefore are also available for study through science . Science can be used to study these aspects.Studies can be devised, to help study, and therefore figure out, if in fact their perhaps might be some supernatural forces involved
Plenty of studies have been done. None studies so far, have ever been able to come up with evidence that God might in fact help certain people, more than any others. Or that God is in fact helping one group of people more than other groups of people
I feel fairly safe to say, that the person whom has declared God can help, will not be able to back up their claim with any kind of conclusive evidence, through science study
Meanwhile their claim is actively helping to also accentuate all manner of family dysfunction . Not only family dysfunction either, but generally loads and loads of human social dysfunction as well too . Plus accentuating dysfunction to do with all kind of interrelationships between countries universally worldwide .Lots of which ends up as the base to help provoke wars
Because so many things ,in all our lives, are interconnected
Today, perhaps this well meaning person could by now be sitting within some church,feeling wonderfully special, about themselves.In their own mind, they may be thinking im promoting this faith, for good of all humanity, but if we were to break it down , we’d soon find that reality would be, that the main reason they choose to act in the way they do ,is still ultimately self centered
We can observe hints of this within the comment they made. Ill now highlight it.
When you are a Believer you will be Blessed
I doubt that this well meaning person, will spend much time,dwelling on,or deeply contemplating , how beliefs of their own faith, might then in fact go on to also interconnect with lives of other humans
Many if perhaps not most Hales Hitler styled Brethren, wont even bother to either?
Neither will so many Baptist, or JWs or Christadelphian or perhaps even Anglican or Catholic and all human within the other many many sub groups and sects and domination either
Why not ?
Perhaps mainly because that just isn’t something so involved in any part of aspect of their main concern ?
The gaze is constant forward. Not backward in contemplation of the amount of destruction and family dysfunction and even far worse in fact the dysfunction of world interrelationship
Perhaps most wont even bother to spend 5 minutes per day in deep contemplation of these important concern
Instead their minds are steadfastly focused ,on meditation practices, of which faith belief are one of a number of different types, of what people are constantly using, so as to help themselves smooth over world trouble, of what should perhaps really be causing us to feel worried and concerned,so that they themselves can then be able to just forget all about it, and therefore gain a inner sense of peace,within themselves
It wont even occur to these very well meaning nice people, that perhaps their faith belief might in fact be helping to accentuate immense harm unto others
For that is the power of the placebo effect of these types of meditation practices
These type of meditation, do not help to make people become more mindfully aware of problem and concerns of what are in fact constantly effecting everyone within our world .As that is not what these types of meditation seek to help achieve ?
These type of meditation seek to provide a way, for follower to feel peaceful and content within the inner self, no matter what worries and concern may still exist outside of themselves
So in effect,these type of meditation practices, also do not seek, to help followers, to try and help address repair and therefore fix the root of everyone’s ongoing problem
As that takes too much of their own energy. Far too much caring. Far too much kindness.Far too much of their own concern to need to accept their own part in taking responsibility of actively doing so
Its just so much easier,to take the easy way out, and steadfastly focus with meditating on the faith,that God will take care of everything, like what a sky-daddy ought to be expected to be able to do?. As perhaps that’s also what a child of God should be able to faithfully believe in?
Besides, who even need to care if perhaps there might not even be a-God after all?.Pascal Wager
says proposes that there is absolutely nothing for anyone to lose?.The faith believer still dies, like they all do, with this beaming smile across their face, no matter how many others might have already been caused immense amounts of harm, by faith beliefs ,of which might in fact end up proving to be absolutely unfruitful in the long run ?
Pascals wager, is in effect , proposing that family divisions, including the type cased through brethrenism , is of absolutely no cost unto anyone of us ?
This is the delusional power of this type of meditation practice
You we might as well say, its a form extreme evil perpetually existing under the disguise of righteousness and justice
And yet today
Perhaps there will be billions of humans, sitting within the walls of faith groups universally worldwide.With the eyes glazed over through feeling so impressed with faithful achievements of their own .Whom wont even bother to spend 5 minutes of their time , in with intently contemplating about that other side of the equation
No way ?
As that might then begin to break up their own feeling of inner serenity
What better way, to help explain, the amount of trouble and harm and immense suffering, within this world, of what still continue to carry on,even still today, in this year 2018?
Perhaps blame the Devil
Because at least it feel way easier to do ?
1.That saves the faithful, from needing to own up to their own part in acting more responsible
2. And besides, it would also help to keep all the many faith groups coffers topped up as well too
3. Provides a way for faith group hierarchy to gain self importance themselves as well
4.Through charity status, aid the outlook of all the faithful,to be seen as being do-gooders of humanity, while also acting as a tool to help degrade the outlook of atheists
Its a bounty delivered through Godliness ?
Note : nobody has any need to ever be involved in anything divine so to be able to gain knowledge and understanding about all these things that ive written about above.
Anything that anyone else has thought about,and written down that might have seemed extra special in some way us, could also just as easily have been thought about by you too, if only you might have applied as much energy into achieving it yourself, like what they had purposely chosen to have used to achieve it
All it take is for any human to care enough to want to stop and deeply consider and think about it. Even a low down hard grafter & uneducated person, like what i am, can do
The key is that the person must first of all want to try and figure it out
That’s mainly all that’s ever, needed, of anyone of us. The main ingredient= wanting to
We don’t need any guru’s .Not really. Guru’s are all still absolutely normal humans.Imperfect like what everyone of us, also is too.
When humans look for guru’s of which to use (due to lazyness of own energy expended, through practice of mindfulness)so as to be able to become sheeple followers of, their so called, Divine inspirations.
The faithful follows thus way all become much like sheep. And as such, will therefore also cease the practice of exercising their own mind
We willfully set all of ourselves up for failure. This way
Whenever we become so lazy ,ourselves,that we’d look to set someone else up kind of like a tower of babel . The harm is then two fold
- We set ourselves up
- Even worse, we have also helped to set someone else up as well for high possibility to fail too. Those people might even then soon feel such low self esteem,in regard of themselves , that they might even then decide to go and commit suicide
So perhaps it time we all need to become more mindfully aware of being more responsible ourselves?
There is no need that anyone of us would require to achieve any perfection . As many minds ,working together, can then help to watch out for problems
Therefore the idea of need of the-Divine , is also perhaps of a human construction?
Mindfullness is simply much like any other code or work project or building code plan, or art creation and so on ,of what we ponder over, and concentrate on ,so as to try and then create something to the best of our ability, through use of our minds , minds of which are kind of work like a computer . IE: each of our own children minds, some time after birth,are being downloaded with the very most latest edition available, of knowledge of what has already been learned
They then will also proceed to ponder and concentrate too (well hopefully,but not so much sadly,if they in stead learn to become sheeple) help to build further on that knowledge
Nothing is ever absolutely divine
Perhaps it isnt?
As , if we look harder, there are always some subtle mistakes and fault . We just might not quite observe them ,is all
Mental exercise is actually little different to physical exercise .Both require our own energy expenditure. Both can cause us pain and weariness ,through over exertion (over use)
I know this. Because my own head can soon begin to really hurt like hell, sometimes