theantijock saidSo instead of setting a soul free even into the so-called damnation of death which might have entailed some emotional torment but would allow that person to find his own path to the light of day, instead they now seek to bind that soul to their church so that their torture continues throughout life.
Here, allow me to twist this tourniquet just above your knee to alleviate the pain in your foot. Don't mind that thump, it's just the sound of your leg falling off. Such alleviation is an illusion for the bondage of the unenlightened.
The good physician seeks when possible to remedy, not merely to medicate.
You don't think it's a baby step in the right direction? You gotta start somewhere.....
I don't know. I've heard that first step's a doozy.
But you bring up a good point and I suppose I could argue either side of that fairly successfully. Obviously how you say is how it will play and near history will record that as being the only way it could have been but I suspect further flung history will look back with a tear in its eye.
Once the church publicly acknowledges that it realizes that sacrificing virgins won't stop the volcano from erupting do you not simply stop throwing in humans screaming to their death or do you just ease off a bit? We're only going to kill four virgins this year instead of our usual 12. That way the congregation has time to get used to the idea.
These religions have known they are wrong for 1000s of years but only now are we calling them out on it. We are shining the light of truth on them and they are scurrying like cockroaches. Sure you can allow them places to hide until their eyes adjust. But there's no reason to not call that what it is. Greed & Cowardice.
What do they fear more: truth or losing congregation receipts.
And why are they doing it? Pride. They can't admit that they were wrong because then they'd have to make amends.
Behold their holy trinity: Pride Greed & Cowardice. And they worry about us sucking dick. God bless them.
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious." ~~ C.G.Jung