Darkness cannot drive out darkness

Quote:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

end quote

I found myself asking,today, why would Church groups, involved in abuse, find it so hard to drive out the darkness from within their own ranks.Like, how come it had taken the Catholic Church so long, to get around to finally dealing with (instead of covering them up)the sex abuses that had existed within their ranks for ages ?

Why?

How come the Brethren will even pay someone money, so as to help hide and cover up the sex abuses? . Rather than promptly deal with it

Why?

Why did it take the Catholic church ,so long , to finally figure out, that the death penalty was wrong ?

Why?

Is it because darkness wont drive out darkness ?

Perhaps you’ll need pressure, of a little more light outside of the ranks, to help do it? (which perhaps then bring in to question,why even, create segregated groups then?)

Would that also help explain, as well too, why so many Christian will need to stay away from hearing or seeing any alternative opinion,of what might then perhaps make them feel uneasy and/or uncomfortable, and perhaps might even start to cause them to begin to question some of their own opinion ?

Does darkness have need to remain within complete darkness, to exist ?

I really don’t mind seeing or hearing Christians share any of their opinions.I really don’t. In fact i even enjoy it.As i like to continually reevaluate my own opinion as well .

Even when theist act as if they may seem happy, to think, i’ll perhaps be burning in hell, for an eternity. Yes it might hurt me, a little, to hear them, and naturally make me feel sad (for them) to be hearing them say it.As to me it sounds inhuman. And yet im still able to calm myself, and not react so badly, that i’d feel like i’d need to completely run away and find somewhere for myself to hide away forever. So i’d never ever need to see, or hear anything about any of their opinion, ever again

Oh happy day. Joyfully i can say i don’t feel that way anymore (because love help to cast out fear)

Only time i’d ever feel any kind of need to be doing that, would be to just do so, through being considerate and polite (toward believers) .In which case, i then wouldn’t necessarily be hiding myself away,as such .Would i?.My silence/disinterest is based more on me being overly considerate,of which is more connected to aspect of love and compassion?(rather than fear).I’ve learned, a little more,to have empathy,and compassion,for believers,because i understand, how in times past, i was also once a captive,of this kind of bondage and fear too.

This is whats making it tough for believers today. They no longer can hide their congregation away, within complete darkness,within confines of church groups or cult walls and suchlike. Half as well as they might have once been easily able to do.

Because, today the internet, is now helping to shed light on darkness, everywhere  universally worldwide

Wonderful news .Bringing real renewed hope across the world today

The theist darkness that once coerced believers to faithfully believe, that atheist were unloving beings. Is now being cast out by love and light as well now too.

 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light

Plato

 

 

If i were a theist. I think id be asking myself, why do i continually feel like i’d always have need to hide myself ?.

Why is it so hard for me to exist within the light of enlightened society of like what we experience today ?. A place where information is openly and readily available for all to easily see,or hear, via computer screen equipped with speakers

Even the lies in regard to religious liberty and freedom of religion. Wont be able to  find a place to hide within darkness forever more.

I wonder if perhaps Pope Francis is beginning to become mindfully aware of that now as well too?

Why would theists bother to tarry for so long (Habakkuk 2:3)

 

What will it ever hope to achieve, other than perhaps continue to pile shame, upon shame? (while further compounding more evil, upon evil.And blood on the hands of those whom had failed to care to react with love and kindness)

Oh joyfully wonderful thing, today, that darkness cannot continue to exist within the light

 

Perhaps it’ll become a blessing for everyone of us ?

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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