Author Archives: ExEB

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.

Brethren Rapid Relief Team Support Isolated Families

  Community / Compassion /  Support Supporting people in times of crisis is at the heart of what they do at the rapid relief team Specially when a covid 19 virus causes people to self isolate However  Religiously enforced isolation … Continue reading

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Shadow Motivations | Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Motives

Very good information Religion can be adopted as a tool, to act as a whip in humans lives too. Can be used to cause the kind of fears and resulting “shadow motivation” of what are unwarranted, as well too. These … Continue reading

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Be Yourself – Alan Watts

     

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Alan Watts ~ The Benefits of Solitude

👍 Brethren could do well to spend some time alone as well. Time alone in the sense that they’d be able to “get away from proximity of” other Brethren’s thoughts and conclusion. Get away from a type of situation where … Continue reading

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Science & Spirituality: An Interview with Dr. Joe Berger

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The shame people feel when they come from narcissistic families

I relate to this video. All my life i felt like as if i could see a totally different approach to the way that family could co exist.A alternative way of being, to way of what our family and extended … Continue reading

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Paul, the True Founder of Christianity

Quote: When I was in college I used to get so perturbed by my Bible professors because they all seemed so annoyingly liberal. It was a shock to my system, since I grew up Southern Baptist and since the school I was … Continue reading

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Has Religion Surged During COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

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Hope for a Generation

There is certainly hope for the younger generation within the Brethren today anyway The youth today are inclined to be more in tune with social change, and associated social activism.I have been pleasantly surprised, lately, to learn that there are … Continue reading

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JWs & the Social Distancing of Shunning – with Criminologist JULIA GUTGSELL

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