Re: chritianity has fucked up
At it's core Christianity has some pretty radical and cool ideas.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Defy authority in a non-violent way. The most powerful symbol of Christianity, the Cross, is a twist on symobl of the execution of Jesus. The Romans intended to "teach them a lesson" instead, largely through non-violent sacrifice, the message of Jesus spread throughout the ancient world until it became the dominant religion.
Care for the poor, heal the sick. These are base ideas of the Christian ideology.
So, no, I don't agree. Far more evil has been done in the name of profit at the expense of people. The primary source of evil in the world is the dehumanizing of others. This would appear to be a natural human, tribal instinct. You can find people of all colors and ideologies doing this. Hutus and Tutsis, Chinese and Tibetans, Germans and Jews.
You don't need to believe in a magic being to believe in the supremacy of your tribe, or feel that you should make a violent sacrifice to sustain and promote something bigger than one individual. The family honor, the triumph of the Fatherland, whatever, there are plenty of alternatives to justify killing. The Buddhist Japanese managed to rape Nanking without Christianity.
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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