Fantasy/imagination vs. belief/faith
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27-01-2013, 10:47 PM
RE: Fantasy/imagination vs. belief/faith
(27-01-2013 09:54 PM)pxlgirl Wrote:  I never knew about those baby-killing, genocide verses about a all so just and oh so loving god.
In my experience there have been two battles within the one war. The war can be described as Reality vs Fantasy/Supernatural. The battles are 1) the teachings and 2) the interpersonal rifts between family caused by the teachings, by far the most difficult one to survive unscathed.

This is simplistic but generally accurate. Because the beliefs are so personal and deeply held that any discussion that challenges them cannot be held in an unemotional and logical way. The strain this causes with loved ones is monumental and in turn psychologically damaging ergo your apt description of PTSD.

Go ahead and be flattered Bowing

Throughout history conversions happen at the point of a sword, deconversions at the point of a pen - FC

I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain in Eruption
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