Fear of God creates compassion and humility

Some would say that fear of God is good

Quote:

Dan McGurgan Real Christians recognise that God is holy and to be feared. And from that comes a response of commands issued. Loving your enemies, showing humility and compassion. It’s about showing kindness to your neighbor.

 

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I don’t feel that this claim is correct

You only need to think about all the separation that exist over interpretation of the bible. Or even other types of holy books. Whether its been Christendom Hinduism or Islam or whatever other belief in God that its been, its caused pride and division and hatred and so on

People may say, well you cant blame this on God . Even although God is helping to cause these people to squabble and fight and to separated and hate each other, because of the way that all these people would feel motivated by “thoughts of God” or by “their faith belief” to then have reason to want to obtain purity, and righteousness

Its the motivation. And God is the motivation (whether God exist, or if he doesn’t exist, “the belief” is the-motivation)

People might then say, oh well, but even without these “thoughts of God” of what human are busily squabbling over, human will still continue to squabble and fight over “some other things’ that they squabble over. And to this i would reply, yes that’s correct, but this fact still doesn’t seem to be good reason for human to have need to then add another extra reason for the-humans to also fight and squabble over as well (its like adding even “more types” of fuel to the fire)

If human are already squabbling over other things in life, then why would it be best for human to add another reason for the-human to also have even more to fight and squabble over as well too?

  1. When it comes to believer telling the atheist to not blame God for the way that believers are inclined to be squabbling and fighting
  2.  This argument is no different to somebody who’d otherwise try to say, don’t blame the gangs, for the way in which the gang members are inclined to squabble and fight

These argument are no different

Reality is, that both gangs and God are both-motivation to create bigotry 

Even if were to try to argue that “this wasn’t the way” that it was supposed to be. And try to argue that things had just gone wrong

Both religion and gangs could all still, “claim” this to be so. They could both claim that their-group were supposed to be used so as to help bring “more peace” to the world

Couldn’t they

And yet

This claim, still doesn’t help alter “the reality” of what we’ve observed happening

Reality is what we should take more note of . Specially when the-claim is constantly not been matching with the-reality

Surely we’d need to take “more note” of the-reality

Senseless to continue to cling-on and retain faith in “the-claim“, when the fact is that the claim also constantly defy the reality of things of what we’d be observing

You think about that

All very well people “claiming” that the faith in God, or that the faith in gangs, was supposed to help bring more peace and kindness and humility among human

That’s all very well “to claim”

But the-reality still matters

Do we observe that “these faiths” have helped to deliver more compassion and humility ?

Do we?

I suggest that we don’t see it

What we do see is that it is “organized group think” like these, of what lowers the human ability to feel compassion , for “the others”

Why?

Well, basically due to the way that these “highly organised type of group think”,are all foundered (based on) on bigotry

Even in times when the-member are trying their very best to conceal the evidence of this bigotry

The bigotry still remain, being that also it still underpins the faith

Human will only be more likely to create more compassion and humility if they would alter their ways and begin to focus on breaking down these biases of what “underpin these axis of bigotry”

Start focusing more on our human interconnection

Only then can compassion and humility have a better chance to exist

Religion is the antithesis of compassion and humility and kindness

Sadly, the theist are far to proud to admit to it. Same way like what the gangs are also more often far to proud to ever admit to it either

Breaking down the walls what have served to divide human

That’s the only answer option to growing compassion and humility and kindness and so on

Its not necessarily a way to create a-utopia

Its not

But that’s beside the point. Human are not perfect. They never will be. Therefore they’d be far better to accept themselves as being imperfect

Focus more on trying to just be the best person that they are able to be

Learn to accept that “some human will be somewhat better” that what some-others are

In all kind of different ways

But this imperfection are what help to make our lives more interesting

Even easier, so long as we’d celebrate our imperfection, being that we might then work in together, so that we’d then also not have any need to “be great” at everything 

We could share our different talents

The gangs ,the religions and highly organized groups and so on, will generally only serve to grow compassion and humility within the confine of the “in-group

Due to outcome of group-think

This is the reality

In this sense they are the antithesis to growth in human interconnection

They are

Nothing “so new” about that type of situation either

It still doesn’t need to mean that we’d need to begin burning or banning the holy books or anything like that. They are books. They’d still contain some great info. Some decent philosophy too that’s still very worthwhile

My point is. Any believer who’d want to claim that their faith, is the only way or “the-way” to help create more peace and compassion and humility and kindness and so on

Will remain unable to match this claim with the-reality

Even if the Christian were wanting to claim that its Christendom what helps to create/spread compassion and humility and love and kindness and so on … most

They would firstly have need to explain the reality. The reality, we all observe, of massive amounts of division existing within Christendom

The unkindness involved in the widespread sex abuse cover up

The heartbreak what still expands due to constant breakdown of human interconnection happening through ongoing squabbles constantly being caused over interpretation of the bible . And so on and so on and so on

These things are closely connected to “the reality” of matters

Fear creates confusion

Even fear of God creates confusion as well too (perhaps more-so than any other)

True love and compassion and kindness and humility among human beings, will never ever be able to “be created” through fear

It wont happen

As,fear is the antithesis of calmness . While fear exist there will also be confusion

Love is the only way forward

True love caste out fear

True love can help to create more and more peace, and calmness

Fear of God is evil .It creates confusion. People will fight and squabble and fall-apart, over their interpretation of God

If only the believer would could be kind enough to admit to it

If only?

Good chance , that the real “real Christian” , would have understood reason for why fear of God is the antithesis of all things good, such as true love and kindness and compassion, and most of all human interconnection

Jesus had even acted against things what “were upholding” fear of God too

Didn’t he?

And for very good reason as well

Was Jesus one of the really ‘real” Christians.Or what?

Jesus was acting against “the fear of God” of what caused human to have need to be ritualistically involved in sacrificing offerings

Fear of God was what drove the people to feel need to acquire loans of money, from the rich , so they could then purchase the-offering to sacrifice to God

Fear was the root of the confusion and unhappiness

 

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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