seeds wrote: ↑Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:22 pm
However, when someone such as RCSaunders states the following,...
RCSaunders wrote: ↑Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:45 pm
The human mind infected with religion is like the brain demented by drugs....all religious individuals are a little insane.
...then he is demonstrating his extreme lack of understanding and, especially, his lack of empathy
in regards to how hard it is for the so-called "infected" minds to break free from their religious indoctrination.
Furthermore, as I mentioned in an earlier post, insane sounding nonsense is not strictly limited to the domain of religion, for it is most certainly witnessed in the "scientific" hypothesis that there may exist infinite copies of each and everyone of us existing in infinite (ever-branching) parallel universes (as per the MWI
of quantum mechanics).
Yes, it is a bit extreme to say it that way.
And I agree that humankind is insane in many
ways. I think such descriptions are essentially a backlash to how much
religion has impacted humankind's reality and evolvement, on so many levels for so long. For some of us, that may seem horrific and inexplicable... and even a threat to humankind's awareness and survival.
In the same way different movements (such as "Me too") may seem over-the-top, destroying lives as they seek justice -- it's the pendulum swinging back hard to find balance after countless abuses throughout history. I wish the pendulum swing didn't have to be so severe, but how else can it happen? People intoxicated with patterns don't listen or see beyond them.
I think it's good to stop tip-toeing around religion and ask hard questions -- it shouldn't be off limits -- especially when people are making nonsense claims and representing something darkly self-serving.
Mankind has been imposing nonsense and abuse on others all throughout history. I think it's valuable to question everything!
I agree with you that compassion is important. It is difficult to step softly, though, when the movement is so huge and the fallout so significant.