An interesting video
I agree with everything . Including not wanting to stereotype and be religion bashing, as its true, that their are ones that are totally decently kind people.
But then from my own experience, i feel that these folk could just as easily fit “humanitarian” title/definition , maybe perhaps even more so than they might fit title of being a-believer?. But then at that stage, its unnecessary to bother to define the exact “title”
At the end of the day, the goal should be to find middle ground. A place where by it then really needed even matter at all anymore.
Middle ground, where by compassion and love and empathy and so on, can be acknowledge as a shared-trait , by all involved ( both believer and non believer alike). All types of grounded human, both believer and non believer, will quite naturally co-exist there together, within that middle ground
Its only when human become un-grounded, that ego may then begin to get way-to far out of hand?
Ex cult member may still struggle to overcome it. But then, at least they do have the chance to try? (which cult congregation member, more likely wont ever have this chance. Will they?)
Ex eb’s are been making progress, in this regard, in leaps and bounds. And its not easy. No not at all easy. Therefore they shouldn’t need to feel to bad about it. They have plenty enough to be able to feel good about too
For instance, ex eb wont need to excommunicate .Will they. Its totally ok for an atheist to care about a believer (outside of cults and high control groups) . And vice versa
At the end of the day we are all learning to do something what NATURALLY still feel unfamiliar to us?. Myself included too.
Although my own biggest struggle,i feel , is to do with learning to contain my own natural instinct of strong sense of empathy of what i have for “others” . My strong sense of empathy, and the particular kind of problems of what i still struggle with, whenever i’m close to people (even as a member of forum, online) who’ll be squabbling and fighting together,over small things, goes back to time of my own early childhood too, a troublesome time not so long after our fathers death from cancer, a time when i’d be trying to act as a mediator between all my elder sibling who were all ten year+ older than myself,of whom being sad and stressed and highly anxious , could often all be yelling and screaming at each other, and at times might even be acting violent toward each other too
As a strong empath i cant help but feel for all parties involved. Its in my nature to do so.
Even on forum full of ex ebs too
What the hell is our government politician even thinking, in allowing this level of dysfunction to develop in the first place?
That’s my question right now
What the hell are they thinking in allowing it to happen ?
Who the hell is been caring to watch out for our “human right” to have decent health and safety ?
Our governments ALL ought to be utterly “ashamed” of themselves
Their own greed (our governments) in regard of UPHOLDING financial riches of our capitalist system .
Has been put before human right to health and safety
This explain why they remain reluctant to deal with the religious cult issues
Because, both the capitalist-system and religion also happen to make such perfectly excellent bed partners
That’s my conclusion anyway
Anyone feel they’d see reason to disagree with me?
I’d be totally interested to see anyone put forward their own argument against my of conclusion. I sincerely would. However , my guess is, that there wont be anyone.
Mainly due to them being unable to argue why/how im wrong?
Our whole environment is now in disarray.From pollution and depletion of earths resource, right through to social dysfunction, and even onward to high level of anxiety and mental health, and so forth
All of this is very much interconnected
Most all of this unsocial disarray stems back to GREED
Reason for it all, can be explained by certain aspect of extreme greed existing within all of our societies
So called “simple real Christian” might help to ease this problem too
As soon as they stop staying silent in allowing lies to be upheld about truth of religioius liberty
That would be a good start
Sadly they to, are greedy, they wish to retain their right to gain control over children, and so on
These people are not interested in helping to uphold “positive form” of religious liberty. Are they?. Of the kind of what would then even protect the religious liberty of their own children’s right as well too. Along with every other human
Amount to little less than religious child abuse
But then, more than likely, religious groups would all soon become poor. Unless they can find some method in which to create flocks of sheeple people, so as to then help each religious group to be able to keep the religious groups coffer topped-up
Like i said
Perhaps capitalism and religion, can tend to make most-perfect bed partner?
I’ll scratch your back, While you’ll help to scratch mine, and so don’t make religious liberty become any positive type