Interesting to note, that one method being used ,once again, to try and deny any use of tyranny , is
Grace Road, which says it is not a cult, denies any connection between the man’s death and any alleged beating.
“If the man indeed died from being beaten hundreds of times, would his wife, his son, his daughter-in-law, and his grandchildren stay happily in the church that supposedly beat their husband and father?” the church said in a statement.
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For sure they quite possibly
could would do. This denial-claim, is kind of like someone saying, “would any people ever be likely to follow Hitler, if some of their own family members, might experience being harmed ”
We have miles of evidence , available ,to suggest how plenty of times humans will happily watch their own family being harmed, if in fact they figure it might then also help themselves to save their own butt, from harm ,somehow
And religion, is able to help inspire extreme fear phobia . So much so, that plenty of theist, right throughout the ages, have constantly even been fully prepared to lie . Considering this deceitful type tactic as ,being like a type of white-lie that in turn would then help serve for the greater good
Disgusting thought to accept, but yet sadly none the less, too often true.
As someone who feels somewhat drawn, to clan kinship, of times past. Who has also experienced, the lowliness within aspects of the way family, nowadays, will easily dismiss family bond, to serve to save their own skin. These act, feel repulsive (to me). Even when i were young (less than 5), the feeling of how we could disown members of our own flesh and blood (pretty much as if like,they were already dead), with such great ease, had felt so repulsive, to me, that i had even dared to actively resist it. Making demand ,we wouldn’t do so. Shedding tears and displaying my own anger ,when realizing how i was totally powerless, to stop it from happening. And because, of how it had felt so unnatural
Christianity faith, many times, was also based on the same line of argument as well too. The argument more or less along the line that went something similar to this, “why would people back in the time of Jesus, have died for their faith, unless in fact the resurrection had actually been personally observed (by themselves) to have in fact occurred” .
The truth is, that the level of fear phobia of what can be inspired through indoctrination of religious faith, can easily render the human beings mind, into a state of extreme fear , where by human beings will then quite willingly lie, and die , when “believing” that that act(of lying) may serve to help save themselves , from harm long term
No question about it. Still happens , all too often, even today in these modern times too. Or what else, would help to explain situations such as Jonestown? . Or Branch Davidians sect ? . And plenty more other ongoing situation similar too, all of which also are harboured under the pretence that it constitute religious liberty . Often involving ruined lives of young children that happen to get
killed murdered along the way during the process
Sadly this is how low theist seem happy to sit, while upholding this deceit of so called religious liberty, of what at best, often only amount to negative form of liberty (IE: relying on aspect of luck)
There is little reason to expect sincerity from theist quarter (as far as i feel i’ve more often observed, anyway) .Unless perhaps it be, about, sincerity of fear in connection with matters of preserving their own life, eternally
Brethren are extremely sincere in their act of more than happily constantly telling white lies, in regard to faith abuse, or sex abuse and so on .
Or even in connection as to whether their groups name would be best described as being known as Exclusive Brethren, or Plymouth brethren
Few will ever lose much sleep over it ? (white lies)
And so what good reason, is there, to expect that perhaps the theist back in ancient times, when Jesus had existed, might have been all so very different ?
I don’t understand any good reason to really expect so
In those ancient times, the human mind ,would have also been still easily been inspired to more than happily lie, if need be , whenever being overcome by aspect of extremely fearful phobia
I see no decent reason, to consider it wont have happened
Below is another video that display similar type evidence as what the Grace road church ,tries to deny
Why would people still even bother to deny it happens ?