Religion nearly killed me
Who goes around poisoning people, anyways?
These people are fucking crazy. Let’s say some hypothetical situation like a government suddenly becomes tyrannical and captures your family and friends. When asked by the person in charge to simply renounce one’s faith or sign this document that says that they no longer believe in their dogma and all the captives will be set free and allowed to go home to live peaceful lives, an evangelical extreme fundamentalist religious person would never renounce their faith or sign any document even if it meant the freedom of everyone else around them including themselves. Isn’t that great!? It almost makes me look forward to spending some close quality time with them during WWIII. As nice as some monotheists might claim to be or act, unfortunately, the reality is that any monotheism necessitates the abolition of polytheism — not the other way around. They might act nice and peaceful and loving… as far as your eyes can see, but deep down they perceive us polytheistic folk as demons worthy only of being “saved” or eternal hellfire.
If we become religious we are setting ourselves up to be rejected by those whom we choose to associate with. When we give our best to those who then throw it out with the trash, it makes us feel resentful, guarded, angry, bitter, less of a man or woman, hurt and betrayed… only to name a few. This was the byproduct of my experience with monotheistic evangelicals. Interesting, isn’t it? For example, instead of focusing on other more interesting topics, I am currently focussing on this topic; effectively giving it my energy, which (although this allows me to process the reality of what occurs in such dynamics with religious persons) is not a fair reflection of my character as a man or the true interests that I have in life, such as being more concerned with optimism, healing, getting strong/fit, surfing, environmentalism, ancient history, marine archeology, megaliths, polytheism, UFO’s, permaculture, the occult, and much more. As an example, just look at my other blogs and choice of topics of which I enjoy learning about, writing, and sharing with others; but in comparison, topics involving Monotheism or Abuse are truly my — LEAST — interesting topics to write about, even resulting in the retroactive deletion of some of my previous works.
When we learn that, say, the colour blue is not ‘our colour’, we then focus on other colours for our choice of clothes. We don’t waste all of our time yelling and screaming at or putting down the colour blue! However, religion and sour religious experiences with people do cause many of us to focus on the very thing we are least interested in, but why?
It is because we are seeking answers for why supposedly good people would have such a horrible effect on us, in spite of the fact that we have given and shown our very best side to them, with the reality of a few understandable exceptions here and there (as religious people say when they fuck up: “Hey, nobody’s perfect!”). But because religious solipsists shun other people for thinking for themselves outside of the regimented box of (delusional) expected perfectionism — they will not allow us to interact with them at all lest we come to a sooner but time-tested conclusion that: “They make us feel resentful, guarded, angry, bitter, less of a man or woman, hurt and betrayed” because: that is how they WANT us to feel!
Above: A young Japanese child performing acrobats in front of his school might not be capable of performing his or her task, and after a few failed attempts this then causes this child to cry in front of everyone, but once that child’s peers circle around that child and bow down to this individual in loud energetic repetitive chant in order to encourage that child… that child is then capable of succeeding at the task, against all odds.
Ostracism inflicted onto us by those we blindly religiously trust can utterly ruin our normal ability to function as an independent unique freethinking spirit in society, and because we will leave our former life, most of our friends, our passions, hobbies, hopes and dreams, purpose, and also then eventually leave the “new family” who are supposedly “saved” and will always “love” us… such people will find themselves very alone without anyone, rendered socially and psychologically incapacitated, or estranged at best. The fact is that we are social creatures much like wolves are. It has been documented throughout history that the encouragement of our peers can make all the difference in life and death situations. Consider: a young Japanese child performing acrobats in front of his school might not be capable of performing his or her task, and after a few failed attempts this then causes this child to cry in front of everyone, but once that child’s peers circle around that child and bow down to this individual in loud energetic repetitive chant in order to encourage that child, as is Japanese customs… that individual is then capable of succeeding at the task, against all odds.Ostracism inflicted onto us by those we blindly religiously trust can utterly ruin our normal ability to function as an independent unique freethinking spirit in society, and because we will leave our former life, most of our friends, our passions, hobbies, hopes and dreams, purpose, and also then eventually leave the “new family” who are supposedly “saved” and will always “love” us… such people will find themselves very alone without anyone, rendered socially and psychologically incapacitated, or estranged at best. The fact is that we are social creatures much like wolves are. It has been documented throughout history that the encouragement of our peers can make all the difference in life and death situations.
Religious people know and understand just how truly powerful a role that social psychology plays in a person’s life, especially a child’s, and how peer-encouragement or the lack thereof can either make or break anyone. The best part? That is exactly how and why religious manipulation was DESIGNED — and not by the gods, but by man. Concerning dogma such as, “the meek shall inherit the earth”; “the weakest one will win” / “the first shall be last”… well, this is intensely problematic because those who (naturally) want to win — but then deny that nature about themselves will believe this type of logical fallacy. When, in reality, those ideas exist solely in the mind. As usual… saying one thing while doing something else entirely, usually polar opposite in professed quality of heart. Weak people don’t win, folks. They just get good at losing; which, admittedly, is an art and a strength in and of itself… but I digress this to the realm of paradox. As Alan Watts reveals to us, “they believe that they should believe”. We could also say that they choose to believe. How ironic is that; if we choose to believe in something or someone, what power can belief ever truly have over our freedom of choice — the source?
We cannot “debunk” a belief. We can only demonstrate that it is a choice. Naturally every choice has it’s consequences, of which we are solely responsible for. So if anyone is thinking of joining a religious group or is currently in one, even “for the sake of love” well… I’ll pray for ya (religious people’s way of saying: “Go hang yourself”)! Sure, pray for the hungry and pray for the poor… but the poor and the hungry would be much better off if you just made them a goddamn sandwich. Maybe even slip them a few bills, and check up on them every once in a while, you know… out of LOVE (the real kind).
Religious people must learn that just because they think that their dogma or religion or so-called ‘spirituality’ will save them and makes their lives more virtuous — IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THIS WILL NOT BE ANYTHING LESS THAN TOTAL FUCKING KRIPTONITE TO OTHER FREE SPIRITS. What supposedly good person would wish such a thing upon another, especially when those others express themselves clearly on the matter?
Religious dogma is a serious mental poison for some of us out there which can and will debilitate even the strongest of men. It is my firm experience that there is much more pure unconscious evil in religious circles than there is outside of those groups.
Religious persons know this powerful social weapon works; that’s why they shun people. “Enable them like showering a heroin addict with narcotics, then if they step out of line — pull the rug right under their feet cold turkey using the purest form of hate: IGNORANCE” (heroin addicts will — DIE — if they go cold turkey). Don’t let yourself or your friends or family poison themselves with this most wicked of evils that exists in this world: those people who claim to know and understand the mind of god, but instead covertly, whether unconsciously or deliberately so, are more concerned with gutting your soul right out of your insides and turning you into a dull lifeless guilt-ridden shameful small and unworthy mind-salve deserving of nothing more than mental, emotional, and spiritual abuse — by far the most vile form of abuse that there is, has been or will ever be on Earth. To have the effect of (deliberately) making a man or woman feel or think that — GOD — does not approve of them as a creature, either by way of shunning them or any other form of abuse, just because they voice their own mind… well, what a deeply profound horror this truly is.
By the way, the gods of the religious must be pretty goddamn small to necessitate the construction of buildings to worship and house them in… what kind of god lives inside the buildings of humans? Probably a human man-made god. Also, last I checked, the gods (that I know about) are not confined to the words on a page of some dusty old book.
Stay curious and limitless in wonder, friends. That’s how life is designed; we are not meant to have all the answers or solve all the problems. Real gods — do not have all the answers either, but I’m not certain of this because I don’t claim to know what the gods think or feel at any given moment of every single day! Believing that one god or one dogma will answer all of life’s endless questions and fill the cup of wonder to the brim, while you trade away your life for it… is literally worshiping LIES.
Respect yourself and your neighbours more than that.
It is always the unconscious choice of the target to project their values onto the abuser (abusers don’t really have ‘values’ beyond their toxicity). The spirituality of the old ones was inclusive and open-minded, but as any native culture, they chose to see the new monotheistic religion as equally inclusive, which it is not. How else do you think that they got a foothold on men and women as tough as Vikings? It was a mind game. A cunning psychological trick (more sly than Loki himself). Because the Viking spiritual mind is vast infinite and one with the earth and the heavens, the new religion could sow it’s monoculture seed therein effectively obliterating any other spiritual crop… because — WE — (our forefathers and mothers) let them do it. What open minded spiritual gardener of their own landscape would not welcome a new crop into their fertile soils, and onto their kitchen table?
That is exactly how any abuser gets a foothold onto their target: by taking advantage of the values and virtues and projections of that target in order to cut that target off from their roots, their gods, their ancestors, their folk.
When I say/text: “When I close my eyes I see the universe”, I actually mean the Multiverse. So are we using different terms to describe the same thing here? I don’t think so. How about this: we will acknowledge their god *once they can acknowledge our many infinite gods… deal? When was the last time people looked up at the stars and counted their number? There is not only one star in the multiverse but an infinite number of them. The same is true with the gods. Investing all our eggs into a single god source is kinda like… spending 5K on a big screen TV with only a single pixel in it. Who does that?
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Have a good one folks!