In God We Must, Why won’t the U.S. accept its atheists?

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In God We Must, Why won’t the U.S. accept its atheists?

www.slate.com/articles/life/ft/2012/02/atheism_in_america_why_won_t_the_u_s_accept_its_atheists_.single.html

In God We Must, Why won’t the U.S. accept its atheists?

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Psychotherapist Marlene Winell, who practises in Berkeley, California, specialises in “recovery from harmful religion” and advocates religious trauma syndrome as a psychological diagnosis. “There are so many places in the US that are just saturated with religion. Everything is interwoven – their families, their schools, their business – so that if you were not part of the club, part of the group, you get ostracised and people go through really horrible experiences of not belonging any more.” If that sounds like the experience of leaving a cult, perhaps that’s because, as Winell argues, “in its raw form, fundamentalist Christianity that believes that the Bible is the word of God is basically a giant cult.”

And of course the Yahweh cult.

 

Jews stole the land. The owners want it back. That is all anyone needs to know about Israel. That is all there is to know about Israel.

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There is NOT one religion in

There is NOT one religion in human history that did not start out as a cult. Your fetish with Jews is childish.

Humans will always flock to other like minded humans, that is our social evolution. Religion is the placebo social club humans invent. Ignoring evolution is what you are doing.

When you see the label as a manifestation of the psychology of merely socializing, you can see that Jews are not special. Your goal is to get more people to see them as not being special. If they are not special, you are giving them exactly that special treatment you say they don't deserve. AND THEY DONT.

Our entire species, throughout it's history makes the mistake of putting label above the human condition, which is the same mistake you are making. Jews are Jews for the same reason Muslims are Muslims, because that is what their tribes use as a placebo to socialize.

If you would get your head out of your ass and see humans as humans and individuals as individuals, you would get more of what you want.

You play right into the fears of people holding the label "Jew" and play right into their "poor me" crap by avoiding the evolution we have always been subject to.

Labels are shortcuts. Labels are what humans far too often flock around as a meme to create a social structure to protect a given tribe. This evolutionary trait has always been part of our species history.

Muslims and Jews and Christians, Japanese, Korean, Buddhist and even atheists do this. WHY, because we are human and that is what humans do and have always done. You want to break the taboo you say they shouldn't have, then LEARN to treat individuals as such.

 

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