Skip to comments.The God Complex
Posted on 12/17/2012 10:06:40 AM PST by Perseverando
I think I have the Progressive/Socialist/Communist movement figured out, and the answer is God. Surprised? Read on.
Humans have an instinctive desire to believe in something bigger than themselvessomething all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, that can make everything right when nothing seems to go right.
Ask any anthropologist or archaeologist, and he or she will tell you that pretty much every culture in the history or humankind has had a set of beliefs regarding a god or gods. We westerners are most familiar, of course, with the ancient Greek and Roman gods, but every civilization from the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians to modern-day tribesmen hidden deep in the Amazon jungle have complex and deeply-held religious beliefs.
Heck, even comic book super heroes are god characters. Think about it: Superman, Batman, Spiderman and their comic book comrades all have super powers that they use to fix the wrongs in the world that we mere mortals cannot fix. Theres no difference between that and any other religious belief. It is understood (by most) that these comic book super heroes are fictional, but in a minute well see how some think people that ALL religious deities are fictional.
Now, there could be several explanations for this instinctive desire to believe in an all-powerful being. It could be that humans just cant comprehend all of the evil that exists in this chaotic world, and the only way we can survive emotionally when we experience terrible things is to believe that somewhere out there is a being who is in control of things and who will eventually make things right.
On the other hand (and I will be up front here and tell you that this is what I believe), it could be that this instinct was planted in our souls by God Himself as a
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The problem is for those who don’t believe in God is not that they believe nothing, but that they’ll anything.
Fascism, Communism, all kinds of evil ideologies fill the God-shaped gap in such peoples’ lives.
This instinct wasn’t planted in our “souls” by “God.” It is implanted on our brains by the fact that the first year of an infant human’s life, it is completely dependent upon a god-like creature (usually called “Mom”) that comes when you cry out, looms over you, seems all-powerful, and takes care of all your needs. That’s a full year of training, folks. After that, you pick your new parent. God. The State. Nature. Whatever.
What an incredibly STUIPD statement.
What are you trying to say?
Evil exists in every individual. There are believers who do evil. The only sin or evil that God says ends in death is disbelief. Disbelief separates a person from eternal life - i.e., death.
In the meantime, we are called to love one another. The 2nd greates commandment.
Mental illness is not a manifestation of evil. It is a manifestation of a physical condition of the brain. God isn’t calling anyone to judge someone else’s spritual condition. He says that is His.
That's an interesting narrative and I'm sure you find it comforting, but do you have any proof to back it up?
Now ask yourself: why do people always look outside themselves for guidance, help, and answers? Obvious answer: that's what they've been trained to do since they drew their first breath.
1) Libertarianism, the opposite of Communism is an Atheistic Philosophy and they certainly don't want Big Government
2) Black of all the races are the most religious, followed by Hispanics. They are also the two groups that like a big all powerful government the most
Leftists know exactly how socialism and communism turn out. If a vain person wants to lesson their painful feelings of envy, from their perspective socialism and communism work every time. Many conservatives don't get leftists because they don't understand what makes them tick. Leftist goals are the very opposite of conservative goals of success and prosperity.
There is far more to it than that.
A recurring theme in the Bible is that of what could be called “Lucifer’s sin”, imagining that if one could elevate themselves, that they could be “as God”. It was the one thing that consistently merited punishment from God.
Taking over in Lucifer’s footsteps, time and again humans have tried to imagine themselves at the center of things, and been punished for it, and the socialists are no different.
Much of socialism is actually a *parody* of the early chapters of the Bible, different in that they rewrite the story so that God is not there, instead man is at the center of things.
But it is much abbreviated. They devote much of their philosophy to a single thing: the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They see it as the downfall of mankind, leading to civilization and history.
And they figure if they can just spit out that bite, and renounce good and evil and history, they will return to their version of the Garden of Eden, which they have renamed the State of Nature.
Incredibly stupid. But it is their faith.
That's only the most obvious answer if you start with the pre-conceived explanation like "there is nothing but what I can see."
Man-invented gods make sense, animals, super-men with anger management issues, the planet itself. The need to find something more takes a different explanation.
It's fine for you to have your narrative, of course. The author of the article told us that his narrative was his own belief, he didn't ask us to accept it as fact. You should not ask us to accept yours as fact either.
Because it's not obvious to me.
“On the other hand (and I will be up front here and tell you that this is what I believe), it could be that this instinct was planted in our souls by God Himself as a way to help His children turn to Him and have faith in Him even though we cant see Him”
An idea expressed by an apostle of Jesus two thousand years ago.
Don’t worry, I don’t expect most people to be able to see what I see.
Intriguing. There's far more evidence for the existence of God than there is for your narrative. Yet the author who stands by the existence of God is humble, and you are not.
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