As someone who works with people to integrate and heal early developmental trauma I've been pondering the increasing number of mass shootings that seem to be plaguing our country. Many of them are young men, loners, sometimes swept into some ideology that really makes sense to them, without the reflection and support of calmer. older and wiser influences. Particularly since one of these shootings happened in my own part of the world I have felt so heartened by the way people are supporting each other, tracking those who might need help and coming together to heal as a community.
… and then there is the question of how to address the problem? There are calls for stricter gun laws… that is probably a good idea. There is talk about mental illness and how to deal with potentially dangerous people off balance finding their way to firearms… but the truth is that the problem and solution are much more complex and nuanced than we can address talking fast at each other, not listening and reacting. In fear an anger we are trying to figure out whose fault is this? Who do we shame and punish? Unfortunately our rush to shaming and punishing (and defensiveness that ensues) impedes our ability to really to check in with what the larger issue is and possible ways to address it wholistically.
Why are so many mass shooters autistic virgins?
It's because autism isn't genetic, it's a result of shitty parenting. Look into the Coventry Grid. Blaming autism on genetics is a way for shitty parents to disown their failure as parents. The refrigerator mother theory was always correct.
The mass shootings that we have almost daily now and under Obama had decreased to nearly zero under the four years of "racist", mean-tweeting Trump.
Funny how that works, isn't it.
You get what you deserve.
because they are empty husk and only used as tax deductible loopholes for some major corporation masking as a religious order,
Protip : In poor areas the land is cheaper.
religion gives hope to the hopeless, you can't expect them not to go to those places. As much as atheists hate the church, you can't deny that things they fund like soup kitchens and food pantries, and prayer aren't beneficial.
It still shocked me that bars were allowed to go back into business during the quarantine before churches were. Bars came back nearly a year before churches were allowed to do anything.
mass shootings had nothing to do with presidencies and everything to do with civil rights and cyber bullying. It also involves issues with enabling psychopaths to shoot people because generally shooting anybody involves a lack of reasoning and founded logic more common among 'stable and reliable' people.
He came from a research lab, they said he was exposed to gamma rays.
Writing a light novel. I weirdly enough quite like my prose so far
>>3634713>religion gives hope to the hopeless
You have to believe in the religion before you get any "hope" for salvation, otherwise it's just empty promises, so the trap is to threaten you with hell first. People are risk averse more than gain seeking, which is why all religions are based on inventing a problem which you can't solve without the help of said religion.
Even Buddhism tells you life is suffering, but wait, here's a way to not suffer! If you believe the premise that you're miserable without them, they've got you.
We believe because we choose to.
I'm a Christian…. (Sort of)
Not because I do or don't believe it.
But because fuck you…
Fuck your cynicism, fuck society, fuck communists, fuck cringey edge lord satanists.
Rather or not I'm actually a Christian …
If I know some one is the kind of person who's going judge me for being a Christian …
Then I know this person is an asshole with questionable ethics.
>>3635252>We believe because we choose to.
No you don't. You believe because someone told you and kept repeating it until you accepted it.
If you were born in a different country, you would believe in Allah or Krishna. Makes no difference - religion is pushed on you and you went along with the crowd.
>>3635420>You really think Jesus would let a guy like me into Heaven? >For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Dude… John 3:16 is Christianity in a nutshell. You ain't gotta go through life thinking you're going to hell.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203%3A16&version=NIV
That's not the verse I remember, but yes, according to the New Testament, the only requirement to get into heaven is to accept Jebus as your Lord and Savior. And those who break the Old Testament commandments (not the 10, the 620something) will enter Heaven eventually,
but I suppose no red carpet and VIP ticket for them.
If the Bible is true and Heaven and Hell exist, Hitler¹ is currently chilling on a cloud while Hitchens is being poked up the butt by Satan.
Christian morality, man.
¹ - From the religion's POV he only genocided a bunch of heretics anyway, and genocide is Old Testament God Approved™
You know it's not like we all terrorize christmas carolers. This is lulz.net. Why do your friends think I need more jesus in my porn?
>People think they are being soooohhhh cool and edgy picking on Christians
When your lifelong ex-christian background gets reduced to teenage rage, meanwhile you spend your life walking on eggshells around grown adults (christians and SJWs alike)
Reminded me of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tSQdG2umIQ&t=177s
As for myself, I believe because God lead me to believe in him, nobody in my familly did. Signs and healings from God did it.
And I'm not alone, the net is full of testimonies of former atheits, muslims even, turning to Jesus because he revealed himself to them. You can't exactly claim that a muslim living in a muslim country, and who has a muslim familly believes what he's told to, most actually get rejected by their familly or even beat up.
Sure, there are christians-because-familly-is-christian, but not everyone.
Because no religion has a moral high ground. Every single one has coercion level morality rather than Rational thought put into rightous Behaviours.
Religion if not for the self isn't religion at all and should be ignored.
Not sure what your point here is but whatever
He does not know either. He is just repeating what some Right-Wing-Pro-Judentum group/thinktank/ Radio/political-party wants him to.
All the problems with Islam and Islamic Terrorism arose AFTER Israel was founded and they started their ethnically cleansing in the area until then known as Palestine.
Yes, there WAS actually something called Palestine. Right up to 1948. Its easy to find on old maps.
Dont believe the maps from the Internet ? Ok :
If the Jews and their many willing foot-soldiers have not cleaned your local Library of uncomfortable material , you can find it there in print if you do not believe me.
Ohhh yeah Christians are forcing people by law to accept thier religion. They are just out in the streets burning down cities and forcing everyone to accept their beliefs or be cancelled and be socially ostracized.
Ohhh waaaaait a minute…
I'm not sure what your implying and I am aware you didn't say that it is… but I'd just like to point out that wearing a cross, saying "Merry Christmas" or displaying a manger scene your yard isnt "forcing people to accept your religion"
"the forcing to accept your religion" bit probably targets christian's efforts to ban abortion or even gay sex, gender transition, etc.
But it's simply called democracy. If you find yourself living in a country full of religious people, expect seeing laws based on their religious principle being voted.
Is this the politics thread?