Mental FEAR Slaves Never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for eternal authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment. Nevertheless, it is their own judgment, willy-nilly, that there exists some authority greater than their own. The fervent fundamentalist whether Protestant or Catholic, Jew or Moslem is closed to reason and even communication for fear of losing the security of childish dependence. He would suffer extreme emotional heebie jeebies if he didn’t have the feeling that there was some external and infallible guide in which he could trust absolutely and without which his very identity would dissolve.
This attitude is not faith. It is pure IDOLATRY. The more deceptive IDOLS are not images of wood and stone but are constructed of WORDS , THOUGHTS, BELIEFS, IDEAS and MENTAL images of God. (Forehead Mark of the beast) FAITH is an openness and trusting attitude to TRUTH and REALITY, whatever it may turn out to be. This is a risky and adventurous state of MIND. Belief, in the religious sense, is the OPPOSITE of faith because it is a fervent wishing or hope, a compulsive clinging to the idea that the universe is arranged and governed in such and such a way. Belief is holding to a rock; faith is learning how to swim and this whole universe swims in boundless space.
Thus, in much of the English-speaking world, the King James Bible is a rigid IDOL, all the more DECEPTIVE for being translated into the most melodious English and for being an anthology of ancient literature that contains sublime wisdom along with barbaric histories and the war songs of tribes on the rampage. All this is taken as the literal Word and counsel of God, as it is by fundamentalist Baptists, Jesus freaks, Jehovah’s Witnesses and comparable sects, which by and large know nothing of the history of the Bible, of how it was edited and put together. #alanwatts#mentalslavery#mindcontrol#TheGreatDeceiver#thewalkingdead#whoaretherealdevils#newslaves#KnowledgeIsPower#knowthyself#iamorrin#itshappening#supporttheREAL link in my bio. Thanks