Friday, February 17, 2012

Religion in internet age

Religion has been ill-equipped to handle the challenges of the internet age: the ‘hemorrhaging of information online’ is the ‘greatest single threat faced by the church in the 21st century’. If we get involved in a war where we feel our survival is threatened, we will dedicatedly fight. But I think any dedicated institution, especially a religious organization, will do that is the history of religion.
Hubbard recognized that scientology claims to fulfill modern psychology’s fantasy of direct access to the contents of the mind- some pervasive deception just beneath the surface – what is commonly thought of as normal life – must constantly be confronted and dispelled. Psychotherapy treats the past and the brain. Have you ever had thoughts you were embarrassed about? Are you guilty of anything? Do you have sexual fantasies?

Do you think there is anything wrong with having your own privacy invaded? Do you want to be free? Religion is the oldest heritage that man has and people’s sense of reality was easily enough undermined, and from there replaced – a process also known as brainwashing which has continued for hundreds of years. Sigmund Freud suggested that “man has in him an active instinct for hatred and destruction.” Freud went on to contrast this “instinct to destroy and kill” with one he called erotic—and instinct “to conserve and unify,” an instinct for love

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