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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:33 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:one's not even a fictional band?
Of course you would never have heard of them. *Sips PBR and adjusts keffiyeh*

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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby Jorpho » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:37 am UTC

Has anyone noticed the correlation between terrible thread titles and discussions that go madly off in all directions?

Ideas sleep furiously. wrote:Has anyone noticed the correlation between religion and parenting?

Religion
Before - Do it or you will got to hell!
After - Do it and you will go to heaven and be filled with gods infinite glory and live in a palace made of chocolate!!!

Parenting
Before - Do it or you will get a smack
After - Do it and you will get a lollie... Ok 2 lollies.


This actually reminds me of something I read on another message board a while ago. I'm kind of curious as to whether it represents some mainstream psychological viewpoint:
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When our minds are youngest and doing the greatest formative work for the rest of our lives, we are presented with a God-like being that takes care of our every need, loves us and tends to our care with gentleness and wondrous nurture. Wondrous because, this being is so much our superior. Why would they care for and love a pathetic thing like me? This is truly a majestic, virtuous and benevolent being indeed! Thankfully so, for we are fragile little creatures, completely incapable of our own care and left to our own designs would quickly parish alone, cold, hungry and miserable. When our God leaves us at dark we cry, for we have no concept yet of things existing outside of our senses. We feel alone and abandoned... in the dark and fear that we will surely die now that God has gone. This is Hell! We scream in our garbled tongue until we cry into exhaustion and sleep... But we are awoken when God returns to us with the morning light and all is well again. Such a powerful and almighty being in care of me, I'm just the cats pajamas!

These perceptions from our very youngest times remain in some form in our subconscious self. We identify with our own mothers as Gods because to an infant, that is exactly as they would seem. This is important because it could very well explain why, how or what influenced us, as humans, to develop the concept of Gods or a creator force (a simile to our human mothers). We project these experiences with our mothers onto this God concept and we internalize the role of 'Children of God' and externalize the existence of an equally omnipresent and omnipotent being to our adulthood as our mothers were to our infancy.

It was once a very tempting thing, to represent and advocate for God on Earth. Much more so than it is now. Some did it because they were resolute of faith, and wished to serve their fellow man with guidance, charity and a firm foundation of faith to lean on when troubled. They embodied the concept of "The Spiritual Shepherd". They are the minority though as the selfless and serving always are. Through a mixture of general interest in welfare and self interest, Churches come into existence to study, interpret, support, spread and defend the word of God. Churches operated and subsisted off the tithes of their parishioners (enter the concept of taxation) because the priesthood, outwardly, toiled solely for the general welfare (debatable) and holy matters (policy) without serving their own needs or doing so at a bare minimum (non-productive class). If you were not a member of the community church or objected to how the church managed things you were at least shunned and untrusted, or at worst, killed as a heretic. It was just, for the action carried the legitimacy of divine edict. Who are you to question the will of God (in reality, the priests, co-oping the God-like perception/projection of our mothers)!?

When they kill you for the Jaywalking ticket incident... It was just, for the action carried the legitimacy of law. Who are you to question the will of the people!? To be specific, the people that make up the state, co-oping the God-like perception/projection of our mothers.

It's a lie we desperately want to believe because that time with our mothers was God-like and special. It was as close as we have experienced to heaven while we have lived on Earth. We pledge our allegiance neurotically, hoping to make a good out of evil because we are told it's there. By those that raise us, by those that guide us and even ourselves, somewhere way back in our minds where we were conscious once but, no longer.

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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:29 am UTC

While we're on the subject, I'd like to point out that smacking someone is positive punishment, not negative reinforcement. /AP Psych pedantry

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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby Dream » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:55 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:There isn't an example of anything. Before and after what?

Before And After Science.
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby Antimony-120 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:58 am UTC

Dream wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:There isn't an example of anything. Before and after what?

Before And After Science.


I'm going to suggest everything in this thread that is sarcastic be marked with [Poe's Law][/Poe's Law] Because right now I'm only assuming, but uncertain, that you're joking.
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Re: Has anyone noticed?

Postby iChef » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:38 am UTC

Antimony-120 wrote:
Dream wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:There isn't an example of anything. Before and after what?

Before And After Science.


I'm going to suggest everything in this thread be marked with [Poe's Law][/Poe's Law] Because right now I'm only assuming, but uncertain, that you're joking.


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