I was thinking more about a youtube video produced by Derek Broes who’s youtube videos all go under the name Global Witness
The video ive been thinking more about is titled
ANGER IS THE ENEMY – YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS
First off, although im an agnostic atheist myself, and i still fail to see evidence why i’d believe in God. Or reason why i might do, considering that fear, to me, seems to more often be the main driving force behind reason why believers would decide to believe in a-God
However, i must say i kinda like these global witness folk. I do. For one thing, the way i see how they interact together in a friendly way, i feel is refreshing to see.
Like always though, there is the problem that people involved might forget to keep their feet grounded. Always the trap for people to figure they have become like Guru. Religion almost seem to be primed for it to happen?. Perhaps because of the connection with the idea of eternal life?. Who knows.Mind you even the rock stars are plagued by these same trap too. And there are prominent atheists who’d aspire to. Part of my own reason for refusing to join up with memberships of special groups and what not nowadays,has to do with my preference to see myself more as like being a confirmed member of society as a whole. I cannot stand to see certain peoples comments being singled out and silenced. Even when its a comment, of what i’d also be inclined to totally disagree with myself. Perhaps 99.9 % of the time i’d still argue it should be given room to be said
Where ever elite exclusive sub-groups evolve. Among human. Seems, to me, that soon enough there is bound to be someone who’ll end up the one being despised and disowned and cast-out
Still i notice how there is none, (or at least very little so far anyway) of the old style traditional brow beaten prudish judgemental stuffiness holier than thou type nature, like what i vividly remember of my experience back among exclusive brethren congregation. I wouldn’t be surprised, either, if im in fact still tainted by my past experience of being steeped within that upbringing.
Interested to note too, that due to the fact that this group is involved in considering alternative interpretation of the bible and ideas about God. There are Christian who consider their own ideas to be mainstream Christianity, who are quick to be classing these people’s ideas, as kind of like being heresy
However, id say, refer to me previous blog post before this one (and there are other ones available online too, that also discuss the history of this topic).Watch through the video.Then ask yourselves, how can anyone be 100% sure about when heresy might have actually first began anyway?
Christian are too often quick to judge. Are they?. For they deem anything that is a very different interpretation, to what they know is been most popular (IE:popular=mainstream) , as being what constitute heresy
But yet, for all they know, perhaps they might have been duped into promoting the worse heresy of all.
How can anyone of us really be so sure. We cannot. Therefore it follows, that its crazy to think there might be a-God that is going to torture or treat real bad certain people whom happen to end up believing the wrong thing. Or who’ll torture the atheist, for not believing etc
Who in their right mind would even think to want to worship that kind of God-being anyway?.
How much different would the henchmen of Hitler have been?. Lets face it, many of those henchmen had also only chosen to begin to worship Hitler, mainly due to their own inner fear of Hitler’s immense power
So fear is not a noble reason to decide to worship anyone
We human are guilty of being gutless in the way we will agree to begin worshipping bullies. It sometimes will even first begin happening within the school play ground
Let me get back onto to my point for this blog post
I’ve been pondering over the idea that anger is our enemy. The thought, that perhaps anger (including our own anger too) might be the worse enemy we have in our world.
I question that anger is our worst enemy . I suggest that our indifference toward others, might in fact be our worst enemy of all
Think about that. Think about the amount of harm and suffering all around about us ALL, all of what stems from human indifference toward the life of other people
World wars ?. Root of which = indifference toward life of others
Global warming and environmental pollution and destruction = indifference toward the life of others. Why so?. Well because, first off for one thing we are guilty of failing to care to consider the future generations ahead
People living out on our streets?. People suffering through lack of medical help?. People rotting away in jails?
Stems from our own indifference toward the life of others
We might say. But hold on, those criminal ought to learn how to act more law abiding.
We do. We do so because we feel it is easiest way to help ourselves feel righteous . But hey, what about us taking the time to try and do justice to CARE to consider any underlaying reason behind why those other people might have ended up as criminal.
We should do the justice ?
To do this, we would then need to begin to deeply consider all manner or underlaying hardship and suffering
We would far rather to not need to bother to do so. Because we cannot be fucked bothering. We feel TOO LAZY ,as it would require us to need to use up too much of our own energy, which will then make ourselves feel physically tired. We basically don’t care. So long as our own lives are not like the life of a criminal
= OUR DEEPLY INGRAINED INDIFFERENCE
Our world is riddled with this state of indifference . Derek Broes of the Global Witness youtube channel has proposed that anger is our enemy
I question that
I suggest that perhaps we are not angry enough. We should have ALL been getting EXTREMELY ANGRY way before now, about the evil wicked state of our indifference
Its evil how we haven’t been angry enough
Sadly theism has taught that anger is evil. Anger is our enemy. I’m not sure why. Why would they teach it?. After all, even Jesus is depicted in situation where by he was obviously extremely angry. So angry in fact, that he’d choose to highlight the state of his extreme anger, by taking up a whip and be using it (John 2:13-22)
To me, this scripture helps highlight to us, that its indifference what in fact we should need to become more aware of ourselves, as being our own worst enemy of all
If we look around our planet earth today. So many horrid aspect we’d observe
The root of ALL of these things. Could begin to be explained ,if only we were to care to stop and consider the evil state of
Our own indifference toward the wellbeing of others
But sadly we don’t think its worthwhile us spending the amount of energy and time, like what we would have need to use ,ourselves, in spending the time thinking about it.
Little do we realize that this is a big mistake?
We don’t figure that our own lazy attitude, may come back to haunt us and begin to cause ourselves big harm too.
No we don’t. Fairly often, one other underlying problem we ALL live with, now, is that we are inadvertently ALL product of theology what has taught us how to become PASSIVELY INDIFFERNT
Even us atheist have inadvertently fallen for the same teaching/theology/trap too. (well up until more recent times anyway)
We have all been taught to live our lives as if expression of anger was the worst thing we could get actively involved in.
Its fairly correct, if you think about it enough. Anger has been demonized. Often by pious people who didn’t bother to get angry enough, about things they actually ought to have been getting more angry about
You think about that (Like: hidden cases of sex abuses ,anyone?. Cult excommunication?. So much more too)
So why might that have been taught then?. What might be the reason behind why it had been taught as being bad?
Because they wanted to create a population of mindless sheeple work horses
That way the population wont bother to spend their own time CARING to be thinking too much about the plight of other people
They wanted people to continually focus more on moving forward (not look back to ponder over things what are very wrong, Such as hardship of life being experienced by other people)
The idea was to focus forward, let Jesus decide when to fix the other things later
To help make this happen
They set up religion ,the ritual practice of which could then act as a method of affirmation
Somewhat similar to how this similar (secular?) method of affirmation also works as well too .
It’s once again , just a form of ritual practice
Ritual practice of affirmation, more or less = religion
Through religion they used ritual practice so as to help affirm the notion that man was a fallen broken being
That way they could also stop human from dwelling on the idea of fixing situation of what helped to make the lives of other people hard
In effect they helped to affirm a EVIL state of indifference
They cannot afford to affirm the idea that human are not broken
Or otherwise human might become TOO MUCH like caring kind people, who’d then dwell on trying to be caring and helpful toward other people
That is then going to suck the church coffers dry
How the hell can the church hierarchy become wealthy and powerful then?
How the hell will the Roman hierarchy have ability to have a flock of sheeple work horses at hand
If human are allowed to affirm themselves as being good and decent and caring people. People who might then become more inclined to dwell on the plight of other people too
They cannot allow that to happen
They need to affirm the idea that human are generally broken and bad and evil and uncaring
And so then that way
That way human will then ALL begin to live and act in that way as well too (because of reason how its been ritually affirmed unto them)
Which is what we see happening all around about us now today
Even atheists as well. Because even the atheist are a citizen product of our societies, ALL of which have been colonized and introduced to these overtone
I can imagine how people who read what ive written here, may now be thinking to themselves. But hold on now, the people within the countries previous to before when they had become colonized, and had then had new religion forced upon them
Were never ever perfectly wonderful before hand anyway
I agree .
But that’s still beside the point. Isn’t it?, As i’m not even interested in trying to suggest people were ever perfect .I don’t need to bother. I’m not even trying to pretend human will ever become perfect in future either.That’s still beside the point too. Perfection is no necessarily the goal
My point is this
Religious ritual affirmations of what affirm human as being evil broken bad people
Are in effect
Bound to help cause people to begin to act and live more like this way too
Yes ?. No ?
Affirmation help people act more like the way in which what is being affirmed
It hasn’t been helpful . It hasn’t. Its only served to help make the church hierarchy become powerful and wealthy. Only served to help ALL the wealthy (including the Roman hierarchy of times long ago) of today, to get away with acting INDIFFERNT toward the hardship of so many other people, living all around about us all
Indifference is our worse enemy
We are too often not angry enough. As yet.
However being angry, when compared to being violent, are two human attitudes of what are still quite different.
They are way different
Violence happens more often when things already get way out of control. Where as, our acts of anger should happen, long before things can ever get way out of control
1.When we are taught to see anger as being something what’s bad.
2.Perhaps well also be more likely to end up seeing way more acts of violence?
At the moment
- people are not allowing themselves to get too angry about masses of injustices that riddle our earth
- we do see mega amounts of acts of violence too
Anyone figure, that the two situation might have absolutely no connection?
Today we see the fruits of indifference all around us