What are the ways that Western religions in particular used the concept of hell & damnation as
a means to brainwashed the masses into powerlessness, fear, a sense of personal inferiority, guilt, & most of all, shame?
I did write a hub about this. It is all in the psychology that most ministers are taught in seminary school, for which I did not attend when I got my certification to be a ULC minister. You may read it here:
http://ladyguinevere.hubpages.com/hub/H … heir-Flock
Read your excellent hub. Your eloquent synopsis on religion is SPOT ON and ON TARGET. Religions have the knack to inculcate their followers into means which will guarantee their "faithful" service to their particular religious "POWERS THAT BE" .
Thanks jmwilliams.it feels nice to be missed . Thank you for your kind thoughts
Thanks jmwilliams.it feels nice to be missed , thank you for sharing your kind thoughts , it is most appreciated.
King James Version
Re 20:14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
This scripture proves that the lake of fire is symbolic .you can not literally throw death in fire ! Which also proves that the Scripture says death will be no more. Again how can you throw hell in a fire if he'll is suppose to fire.
but hell changed into the original Hebrew and Greek word use as hades , and sheol as mankind's grave.
that is why death and hell is thrown in the fire. Because it is sybolic to mean never to return. Yes death will be cured a thing of the past.
Yep, I believe it would be as bad as hell to live here on Earth centuries for now.
No not centuries from now we live Daniel prophesy of the Anglo American world power ! We are at the toes of the image.
What is left to be fulfilled is when the Government turns on religion .simply to destroy all. This is being discussed by UN.
Speak for yourself. Take a look around you and go outside the cities into the wilderness. It is beautiful out there.
Why do you constantly lump Christianity in with other religions using words like fanatical, religionists, western religions, right-wing fundamentalists?
I know why your run of the mill atheists do that, because&actually accurately so, they view religions as worldviews contrived by deluded people.So do I,but deluded by Satan as are atheists who lump Christianity with other world religions. All the world religions are man made ways of reaching up to God but Christianity is not that at all & even a died in the wool atheist, if he/she values reason and logic can see how it is wrong to lump them together.
I have followed you here on HubPages for a long time & I have no doubt you are intuitive, analytical & intelligent but I can't get over the fact that someone like you does not see the distinction I am making about Christianity.
You disagree with Christianity? OK. I can accept that but you can't honestly disagree with a worldview when you label it as something it is not or lump it in with beliefs that are 180degrees diametrically opposed to it. If I am not getting through to you maybe this will explain it better, I trust you'll read it?
http://philippians1v21.wordpress.com/wh … -religion/
Another thing that atheists do (I'm not saying you) is act as if they & only they can interpret the meaning or basis of Christianity by taking scriptures out of context.The Bible is a complex book of 66 books with 44 authors written over 2000 years and yet it conveys one message throughout the entire book because there is really only one author & that message is the Gospel of salvation and the author is God.
Recently a rabid atheist here on Hub Pages told me "This "Dr. Miller" has no degrees relevant to the subject at hand. Bible and speech degrees do not qualify one to be a credible historian." because Dr. Miller totally dispelled an assertion of his. Yet this same huber feels he is qualified to attack the tenants of the Bible with lies & distortions anytime he is afforded the opportunity.The Bible, the Word of God. You had better be sure you are qualified to take on the Bible.If you think you have to have some special qualifications to read, research & understand history how much more would you need that to understand the Bible?The sad thing is there are tons of people more intelligent & dedicated to truth and knowledge than you or I who can explain the Bible yet some are so full of themselves they will not try to listen.
Why do you lump all atheist and agnostics together? That Bible has been mistranslated and manipulated so much by the powers that be, I doubt seriously if you can even understand what it is saying. What u r doing is using it as a sword to harm.
Where did I lump atheists&agnostics together?I never mentioned agnostics.You just lumped them together.The only similarity they have is neither have doctrines that they follow while religions do and that makes Christianity different.U know nothin
tsa, what a nice way of putting someone down. you know nothing either. you cannot even read that bible of yours. You just showed us that U are one of the ones that use the bible as a sword to hurt others instead of doing what Jesus told you to do
If anyone started putting anyone down it was you accusing me of lumping which I didn't do,saying I can't understand the Bible&that I use it to harm?Bible has proven to be more historically&archaeologically accurate than any other ancient book
tsa, ahh I see how you like to twist things and become defensive. Sorry not going there. I have also watched you on this site with others and how you work. Have a nice day, you are not worth my time.
You sure have him figured out, Lady G. Good for you. There are others here like you who have that insight. It's difficult for reasonable people to change the minds of fanatics about anything, or else they wouldn't be fanatics!
I twist things? LOL Keep watching, you just might learn something though I kinda doubt it.
I think you are confused rtb, you just described yourself to a tee.Odd though that you and LG see eye to eye on anything being as she is what U call a "fanatic" since she says she's a "reverend" OMG' Yes you are two peas in a pod.Encore fanatics!
I see some things will never change Tsad my friend. Here we have the "pot calling the kettle black" once more. I would not even bother, they are not worth it.
Jt you are not welcome on my Questions or hubs.
Not welcome? That is a good thing cause then you can't delete this: Five myths about Bible translation http://danielbwallace.com/2012/12/28/fi … -the-text/ LG the one who believes myths.
What does God want? As a parent what would we want from our own family ?
Love ! Respect, recognition of the loved shown
1Jo 5:3For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome,
Lady...... as you know there is no love lost here. I will be glad to stay away from your questions and hubs if you will do the same. Contrary to what you may believe; you do not run this site and cannot dictate where I comment or answer questions.
JT.exactly as I said in my answer,"some are so full of themselves they will not try to listen."Might I add they often censor opposing points of view based on credible facts&then lie about why they do so just to control debate&avoid embarrassm
Amen Tsad! Some are so prideful and arrogant that the Bible in its entirety is not good enough for them. So, they pick and choose what scriptures suit their lives. And how dare anyone call them out. God's word is God's word. Every word!
I do not own this site but I can delete comments that I deem inflammatroy such as U do all the time. Neither of you have EVER read my hubs to find out about me and tht is a fact jack. U lose. I have seen how U 2 treat others.
I have visited your hub pages&profile,how do you think I know you are a "reverend"&have ideas about Christianity thatare pure lies.If anyone points that out instead of admitting you are wrong you claim they are "inflammatory" that's a cop out
Debra.and I can do the same. And that is a FACT Jack! Oh, and by the way, what competition are you competing in? Someone left me out of the loop?As far as the way we treat others, example of calling the kettle black.One who disagrees w u is wrong!
tsa, a cop put??? Ph my friend this is not so. I call it respect. JT has been banned for his venemous statements on Hubpages. HP also moderates comment on hubs and questions. If we get too many slanderous comment they will close the hub/quest .
Various ways basically. I mean just the threat of hell can get someone to conform. And then depending on the contents of your sect even more can be used to control people.
Now, I realize that there's SO many different Christian sects and groups, but let's not sugar coat this and turn a blind eye to the sects that ARE like this. Which is a problem with most modern day movements. They just go "oh well ANY group has their nutters!" as if it makes it any better, or any different, or remedies anything the nutters have done.
Anyways, yeah that's a big one. Church members will make you feel bad, the bible or church might instill feelings of shame for "Letting down God" or not living that "Sacred" life (and I'm not saying the bible itself willl do this, but Church + bible might, depending on how the church spins it). The concept of falling victim to "the world" and "sin" will do its job and keep people in line. Which is sad. And it makes me wonder if being "sanctified" is really all it's cracked up to be - that is, if it's the way to go. People put so much time and effort into living a "Holy" life and looking down on others or feeling superior to them. In the end - is that what's needed? Is that what God wants? How do you know? Are you sure? Really now?
I so agree with your comment ? What does God want ? It is clear in the bible. People seem to stray off into their own conclusion
and use it as powers over others who will not read and research for them self
Or worse read the truth and reject it.
They use going to hell as a means of making people do good in the world.
Yes a percent of the clergy use this as a means if mental control,
but we have Jesus exam of truth.
Mt 20:28Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.”
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