I doubt that anyone of us will have gained our “real religious liberty” ourselves (realistically). Unless we can also get to a point, where by we also begin to feel quite comfortable to hear what someone else’s alternative views are about
For instance. Although im agnostic atheist. Or perhaps even percentage wise closer to being atheist, than being somewhat agnostic atheist.
I actually still don’t mind to read or hear what the views of other people are. I don’t mind hearing it, even when I don’t even like their view. An even when I actually think it sucks big time . Or even when I think that “their view” sounds stupid
I don’t mind
And besides,its all part and parcel, of us being able to achieve a real state of true religious liberty, anyway
Like, if we were to in fact have our right of religious liberty. Then while we were growing up, even from time within our early youth, we would all have been allowed to be feeling quite free to be freely talking about, and be having constant discussion over any type of faith belief, of what there is.
No “faith belief” would have need, to be made taboo, or out-of-bounds to discuss and talk about
And in fact, part of the reason why there is so much REMAINING fear and “triggers” what are still LINGERING around our traumatic faith experiences
Specially in regard of cult escapee
Comes down to the fact that we still haven’t been able to fully “deprogram” ourselves, PROPERLY, as yet
A HUGE part of deprogramming process, will have need to involve the constant exercise of discussion
Or otherwise religious liberty remains forever impossible
We, as children born of cults, during our early youths, were all programmed (intensely indoctrinated)with a very ONE SIDED “BIGOTED” view of FAITH BELIEFS
We never learned to allow ourselves to be faced with alternative faith beliefs ?
This practice, has left us carrying phobias
A huge part of the rehabilitation process , to help ourselves escape these phobia, will now need to include our own patience of practice, of pushing our boundaries.
Pushing our boundary of thought
Allowing ourselves to be faced CONSTANTLY by all sorts of PEOPLE’S OTHER alternative views
Only then can anyone of us claim to have gained religious liberty
While we would remain in a state where by we feel need to refuse to allow ourselves, to be faced head on, by the views held by others . Regularly
At the stage
We are still living under a lingering form of bondage
We are ?
How much better ar we, than what the cult people are
- The Brethren cult members minds, are remaining under this “bondage of mind” of what is being enforced by cult leaders
- Meanwhile many ex cult members mind will end up remaining under self imposed bondage . Due to lingering fears of what the phobia of that persons mind, still FEARS to face
Both these cases above. None of these people, can actually claimed to yet have gained TRUE religious liberty
Neither group is been truly liberated
They both still fear to need to be faced-with alternative views
This is a form bondage
This bondage is effecting humanity, universally, to detriment of EVERYONE of us
This first step to healing the rift what exist between people’s faith views . Is to exercise the action of taking part in discussions
no little different to way we heal any other type of phobia?
- Spider phobia’s can be healed via progressive practice of taking part in contact with spiders in controlled situations
- shark phobias can be healed via progressive practice of taking part in swimming in and around sharks in controlled situations
- religious phobias can be healed via progressive practice of taking part in controlled discussion over faith
Religion is the method of what been used so as to induce the phobia upon us (induced into our psyche)
1.All “religions” will usually have need to try to shut down discussion .
2.People whom are escaping RELIGION may also still be inclined to try and shut down discussion as well too. (it remains a problem as a-habit of what’s hard to shake)
Due to enforced fear, and then lingering fears later on like what people BRED INTO RELIGION will often be left to continue struggling to deal with
Yet nobody honestly EVER has religious liberty
Unless/ until they CAN feel comfortable when being faced by any faith view
Once a person feels peacefully comfortable. Then at this stage, right then the human mind has been set free. Set free from under the bondage of faith-phobia
Phobias are fear of the unknown
1 Fear of the unknown, in regard of whether the spider might bite
2 fear of the unknown, in regard of whether the shark might eat us
3 fear of the unknown in regard of Gods existence and existence of eternity
People who are born in atheist families . Are also less opposed to discussion over faith beliefs . We can tell that atheist are less opposed to religious discussion, by EVIDENCE of the way in which we OBSERVE that atheist blogs are allowing “outsiders” to also comment freely, and take part
Compared to sites where religious people gather. Where FEAR still lingers. And so ,as a counter reaction, suppression of speech then become the reaction
Nobody is truly religiously liberated
Until they can feel free to be faced with any other alterative faith views