Sunday, July 16, 2017

NO END "PATHS"? A LIFE-LONG "JOURNEY" WHICH NEVER REACHES THE DESTINATION? A LIFETIME OF TREATMENT WITH NO CURE AT ALL? Sensible and Sane? Or Senseless and Insane? Part GGGG - A REVIEW OF "THE REASONS"

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Specific "reasons" cause persons 

• to be obsessive and compulsive 

• and render them unable to relax 

• and lead them to be driven to go and do and zoom (whether that involves religion; spirituality; employment; "personal relationships"; politicking; reforming; rescuing; seeking love; seeking mass approval and applause and admiration; trying to escape responsibilities; accumulating; finding caretakers; or controlling). 

• We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest 

• and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

We are looking at what causes "the reasons" to manifest and what must happen in order to be freed from their influence. 

So, to continue: 

Persons obsess, act compulsively, are unable to relax, are fanatical, are driven by subconscious motives, and do whatever authority figures tell them to do - unquestioningly - because of reason #68. Children - except for rebellious Type Fours - seek to be seen as "good" and not "bad" in order to please parents, please Santa, and later, please the Supreme Parent / the Father / God in a hope that their problems during the AM-ness will be avoided, that continuous joy and uninterrupted bliss will mark their entire lives, and that after the manifestation of the IS-ness, then boundless rewards and endless joy and even greater bliss will manifest forever. 

The causes behind reason #68? 

DISTORTION, DELUSION, IGNORANCE AND MAGICAL THINKING which result from PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, DOMESTICATION, ACCULTURATION, BRAINWASHING, AND INDOCTRINATION in combination with HUMANKIND'S ADDICTION TO CONTROL which leads to AN ADDICTION TO POWER IN THE HOPE OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL 

A survey conducted by staff at the University of Chicago asked subjects if they had stayed in the religion they were raised in; if they had ever switched to another denomination or sect within that religion; or if then now preferred no religion at all. 

The study found that the percent of people raised in a particular religion who reported currently being members of that same religion were as follows: 

Protestant 90.4% 

Jewish 86.6% 

Catholic 82.3% 

As for whether the participants in the study identified as "a religious fundamentalist," "a religious moderate," or "a religious liberal," the percent of people raised in a particular religion who reported currently being members of that same religion revealed the following:

Religious Fundamentalists: 
80.3% of those types said they had never changed either their religion or denomination, and among the ones who did make a change, it was to another denomination but within the same religion. 

(For example, the Evangelical Movement nowadays draws many of its members from established, ultra-conservative Christian religions.) 

Religious Moderates: 
81.9% of those types said they had never changed either their religion or their denomination.

Religious Liberals: (an identity - and possibly an oxymoron - which in itself could beg additional questions) 
71.6% of these types said they had never changed either their religion or their denomination.

More recent research in the U.S., which takes into account the fact that the number of persons claiming any religious affiliation is dropping, revealed that "only 20 percent of Americans say they no longer practice the religion of their parents." 

 In the U.S., of the generation born after World War II, 95 percent received a religious upbringing, yet some two-thirds of the seventy-five million American so-called "baby boomers" had left the religion of their parents by their early adult years; 

however, 84% of all in the U.S. still nevertheless claim to be "religious," and the survey results overall showed that "the great majority of Americans raised in a particular denomination remain members after they become adults." 

On a global scale, the trend is different: the world's religious landscape is undergoing a major restructuring as the population of the planet is becomes increasingly religious and increasingly Muslim. Ninety-seven percent in global studies reported that they were affiliated with one religion or another.

Regarding reproduction stats among Muslims and Christians, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to surpass those born to Christians sometime between 2030 and 2035. The trend is driven by high death rates for Christian populations in some regions, combined with extremely high fertility rates among Muslims. 

As for Muslims born and raised in the Muslim religion, the number who leave that religion is "minimal" according to some studies and "practically non-existent" in other studies. As for formally and openly leaving Islam in a Muslim country, that can be legally difficult in many ways, including . . .

the loss of one's inheritance as well as the right to be able to visit one's children; the possibly of serving time in jail, along with other criminal penalties; the inability to remarry; and even death. Under the strictest application of Islamic law, if you leave the Muslim religion and did not "repent" and return to Islam within three days, you could potentially be executed. 

The key take away from the various studies: once born into any religion, most will stay associated with that same religion until death. If they do seek change, it will never likely involve "thinking outside the box," as in: "You know what, this is nonsense. I'm not going to search for a different religion; I'm going to leave religion completely." 

Instead, the changes are usually cosmetic, involving trying one church or another or one denomination or another, but usually staying within the religion in which one was raised. Conscious choices are seldom ever made.

Among Muslims, even changing sects is rare. 

Now, while all of that involves "monkey-see, monkey-do" thinking and behavior, it is also driven by the addictions to control and power. 

In the English language there are expressions which advise: "Don't spoil our carefully laid plans by upsetting the apple cart" and "Leave well enough alone" and "Just do what you're told and heed what you've been taught or you're going to spoil everything" and "Do not question me! Don't you ever ask 'why' when you're told something. The answer will always be 'because.' Just do what you're told because you were told to do that and accept what you're taught without question because that's what those of us in authority have taught you." Most all cultures have similar statements in their languages.

Furthermore, in most religions, doubting and questioning are further suppressed with the threat of eternal damnation and punishment. "Believing" and "blind faith" are key.

Next, post-programming, post-conditioning, etc., the desire for power / a Power in order to be able to control is so strong that most would never even consider questioning the existent of power / Power and trying to use that power / Power. 

If a person wants to recharge the battery on a cell phone and is told to plug the charger into a wall receptacle in order to get the power needed to accomplish what they want, who is going to say, "Why should I believe that there is power within that receptacle which I can tap into? I can't see the power. You have never seen the power. I refuse to believe that there is power there so I'm not going to plug my charger in there. I'll just let the battery run down and never use my phone again"? The answer: "No one." 

Humans want power and accept as truth anything they are told about sources of power and how to tap into them, whether that involves plugging something into a receptacle or involves "using prayer to tap into the Power." 

It's a total setup, and no matter that beliefs about the latter form of Power are rooted in myths, superstitions, dreamed up concepts, distortions, delusions, ignorance, and magical thinking; those beliefs will still be accepted unquestioningly if there is also a belief that one's fears can be alleviated and / or one's desires can be fulfilled by tapping into the Power. 

And even in the case of adults who have tried to use that source for decades to alleviate their fears and to fulfill their desires - with no results at all - they will not be dissuaded from trying to use it over and over again, refusing to admit that their supposed source of power has proved to be unreliable and has failed time and again to "come through" and grant their requests.

More to the point, what is the root of all fears and desires to start with? Personality assignment and / or assumption. 

Every ego-state which is assumed as an identity brings with it a basic fear and a basic desire. Since personality identifications are all illusions, then so are the fears and desires they generate. 

If one is driving through a mountainous desert area in mid-afternoon and sees a mirage in the road ahead, the false belief that there is actually a dangerous obstacle in the road ahead can generate fear and can cause a delusional driver to swerve off the road and into the canyon below. 

And if there is a desire to otherwise avoid the supposed obstacle in the road ahead, one might be inspired by that desire to turn the car around, drive back miles to the nearest intersection, and take an hour-long detour around the imagined obstacle which seemed to be real but was not. 

So it is with fears and desires which are all rooted in imaginary personal identities: they can lead to a lifetime of ignorant beliefs and insane thoughts and crazy talk and the dumbest actions imaginable.

To believe unquestionably whatever one was taught in the religion of their parents - and their grandparents and a long chain of ancestors before them - is evidence that the Ultimate Sickness has infected one's mind. 

And to allow unquestioned beliefs to drive you to stay on a path which you were put on or which you happened upon but which you never consciously chose and which you have not currently done an honest, objective appraisal of; 

and to allow unquestioned beliefs to drive you to continue on a journey which you were set upon or which you happened upon but which you never consciously chose to undertake and which you have not currently done an honest, objective evaluation of; 

and to allow unquestioned beliefs to drive you to continue with a treatment plan for what supposedly ails you without ever having entered into an honest, objective assessment of the plan and without ever questioning the fact that those offering the plan have admitted that it will never be able to cure what ails you, 

well, in all of those cases, it is obvious that the Ultimate (Mental) Sickness is firmly rooted within. 

Tomorrow: The Conclusion 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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