Truth should stand up to maxmium scrutiny

Another excellent video by John Cedars

The measure of truth (fact/reality), is generally judged by whether it also stands up to maximum scrutiny. I figure that generally seems fairly correct.

Consider the miracle cures, for instance like the ones what Benny Hinn ministry is reported to take part in. Notice how those miracle cure, for some reason, will only happen within the Benny Hinn ministry designated gatherings.

Right?

Like, we don’t see news articles of impromptu miracle cures happening within the towns and/or main street (like spontaneously out of the blue, as Benny Hinn just so happen to be there).The miracles only occur when gatherings are pre-arranged. Or like we never see spontaneous impromptu visits to local hospital , where by sick and diseased hospital patients are being miraculously cured within the blink of an eye

Do we?

So this is the measure of truth (reality) in regard of people/priests ability to cure by God

Some believers may then declare that its not right thing to do,to put belief in God to the test in this way

Why so?

After all, the holy books, such as the bible do record a number of instances of where this kind of thing was supposed to have occurred, back in times long ago

So, why ok then, but then not ok now ?

Maybe it’s because, back in those times long ago, there was also far less possibility for truth of matters to be reported ?. In those times, without the presence of news media who’d have movie camera and so on at hand. Then hearsay was obviously still far more prominent and even more likely to be respected method of truth-report as well too

In this sense, even the faith groups are still able to pin their own sense of truth, on certain aspect of hearsay as well too. Which perhaps might explain why so many of the faith groups will still prefer to be able to maintain exclusive type memberships, where by church members will then have become part of an in-group. As within this type of controlled gathering , the option to stage miracle cures, also still becomes totally possible to stage as well too

And so in considering that thought. This video of what John Cedar has posted is a valid thought to ponder?

How would the membership of an in-group ,ever have ability to be able to gauge when the miracle cures are being staged or when they are not being staged ?

They really wont be able to know?. Most of the congregation will be feeling so overcome by their own emotion, by then, that more than likely by then their own mind wont even be in any kind of healthy condition to be able to register any sense of warning bells 

They’ll be carried away within the in-group sense of emotional jubilation 

Which of course also help to explain why religious far prefer to create in-group . As its akin to setting the stage for the scene of the show

They cannot do that out in the street in any impromptu way?

Can they?

Surely if miracle cure were for real. Then they also should have no trouble at all

How many believers ever bother to stop and ask themselves about this

Are too many, already been carried away within the emotional jubilation

And as such, already been “rendered senseless”

What’s the bet that few will dare to stop and consider that possibility now either?

I hazard to guess that few will dare to

As they will fear that by daring to do so, it might then pose possibility to help to ruin their sense of jubilation

They crave that sense of jubilation

This sense of jubilation of what they have already grown so extremely fond of, like a “drug” of what helps soothe them, throughout the days of the week

Likewise with exclusive brethren members too. They too don’t dare to ever even stop and consider the possibility that perhaps their own exclusive brethren group, might in fact be a cult. For fear ,that by doing so, it might then also begin to ruin their in-group “drug” buzz , of what for now help soothe them all ,week by week, within a “frenzy” of emotional jubilation

Believers need to ask themselves why

Why do they begin to feel so uncomfortable , whenever finding themselves within the company of the out-group people. The atheists

Why do they far prefer to exist within an eco chamber ?

Perhaps because the out group tend to diminish the feeling of emotional jubilation “drug buzz” of what believers are used to being able to get high off of ?

As an atheist, i never mind to be hearing the believers point of view.

I don’t mind it one bit (and in fact i enjoy it)

vector silhouette of a girl with raised hands and broken chains

That feeling is a very “freeing” feeling

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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