Don’t all ideologies and all religions lie somewhere on a broad spectrum

An ex exclusive brethren made the comment, quote:

Don’t all ideologies and all religions lie somewhere on a broad spectrum between beneficial and harmful? To suggest in an unqualified way that religions are harmful is rather like saying chemicals are harmful or ideas are harmful. Some are and some aren’t.

end quote (my bold)

We human will happily fairly promptly attend to harm caused by chemical ? . And most ideas

But not so, with regard of harm caused by religion (IE:religion is treated far differnly with protectionism of taboo )

I’m not sure why the educated person ,who made the comment, had decide to dismiss this big difference  ? . Or overlook it perhaps?

Due to being overcome with an overwhelming sense of preference perhaps ? (IE: prefer to believe that religion is approached in the same manner in which we approach chemical harm, or other harmful ideas)

Who knows

But fairly easy to do, perhaps ,if you’d far rather not need to admit that in fact religion is indeed being treated entirely differently (IE: a sense of taboo still surrounds religious practice)

Someone else goes on to talk about whats happening in China, with regard of atheist dictator. And so on. Rada rada rada. As if finding how there is two wrong ,can then help make the other then seem all quite ok too ?

What kind of argument is that . School ground philosophy 101?

Christian will do this all the time. Perhaps even the exclusive brethren may look at faith abuses happening elsewhere, within some other Christian church groups too,and then say to themselves, well see how there is faith abuse is also happening somewhere else as well too

IE = Abuses promptly excused within Brethren

That then also means, it’s not thought to be half as bad, to think that their own group has also been involved in it too as well themselves = conscience appeased 

Little wonder they ,still, as yet, never ever actually got around to addressing widespread faith abuses?

Right ?

The Christian spend more time, trying to think of some fang-dangled intricate way in which to help excuse themselves 

They far rather try and figure out how to excuse it 

Even so far as bowling on ahead making a hash job of arguing for it

So blindly intent on doing so ?

Usually its “the children” who’ll be apt to want to come up with the (excuse) idea that perhaps acknowledging the existence of two wrongs, can then somehow help make it seem all alright and quite ok

It’s usually the children whom are most commonly involved in happily proposing to use that line of argument ?


A little surprising, perhaps though, considering  that the Catholic church didn’t “try it on” ,too, and try pointing out how there was in fact also sex abuse in secular society as well too = IE: therefore the Catholic church abuses should also then be excused

However, perhaps they never bother to have “tried it on” , because its a silly line of argument?

I’d guess so. Im fairly sure they’d understand how silly it would be, to try and argue ,like that

More often

Two wrongs don’t help to make it right

Christianity should stop trying to sidestep the faith abuse issue. And begin to get on with finally addressing the harm

They are not doing their own group any favour, by not bothering to do so


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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