I can’t help to notice religious conflicts multiplying here and around the word. If religion is not the issue than someone implicates it in. I feel I have read somewhere, of some spooky charec predicting this will happen in this decade. Don’t know if it was the Mayan, Sumerians or Nostradamus. Anyway, I see a resemblance in something. The mind. One of the most important factor in human development and the most neglected.
See our subconscious mind begins its prime evolution while we are still in our mother’s womb. The data gathering takes place between the age of 0 ~ 10 where the mind is at its highest need for input. A child’s brain at which time resonates at an Alpha level a brainwave state capable of postponing logic processing and focus on learning. A critical time that decides the faith of the child based on the input he/she is given by the parent, immediate family members, teachers and surrounding, which sticks like a magnet.
Give them a rule (without option to explore outside) at this point of time and it will be embedded as a platform for future actions. This is not contrary to religions teaching that god decides faith. God does decide our faith, and as far as you and I are concerned in this physical time, our parents are our gods, isn’t it? Think about it for a moment.
Once over the period and into the adulthood, the subconscious mind orchestrates the actions; provide tools and information’s at lightning speed before even we can finish processing. I have illustrated this point on my earlier CB post titled ‘Are you man enough’.
The believe the person who understands the most about how the mind works in our society is the demagogue (Hitler, Mussolini, Kim Il Sung of North Korea, Castro, Arab extremists, etc. and hell, fire and damnation religionists like Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker or Osama Bin Laden). They know you can get people to do ridiculous things, like part with their money or give their lives, for ideas that make no sense at all. They do this in two ways: REPETITION and AROUSING EMOTION. THEY AROUSE FEELINGS OF PRIDE, GLORY, FEAR, GREED, LUST! And they can do this with little effort to like minded people, hence the word ‘like attracts like’, birds of a feather flock together, etc.
Imagine a child growing up with parents whom insisted that religion, heaven and hell are the only thing is important in afterlife, that life here and now is only to serve god, and I dont mean taking it in its true context. Based on their twisted ideology, the child will grow (without a life – on earth) only learning and embracing more of the same. Never getting an opportunity to decide himself of what is best for him. They devices ways to attract more like minded people to feel assured. They draw out recitals, revelations from Bible/Quran; draw out their own theory / ‘stages of life’, in the hope to attract endorsement for their own dilemma. The names mentioned above will become their hero, an inspiration as they have the spitting image of themselves.
I have taken the examples to the extreme but in many other ways, the subconscious mind has been leading our lives the way it is, without our conscious permission. I feel sorry for all of us, as we do not realize what our subconscious mind is doing to us. In the line of their pre-programmed life, some will become millionaires and some will go the death rows.