Earlier we spoke about how the crazy fundamentalists in organized religion create so much lack and limitation in the world. Let’s explore that deeper to see just how they do this.
They use a very powerful weapon: Doubt.
They create doubt in their followers by making them feel they are not worthy. Why? Because just like governments, the most dangerous threat they face is a healthy, happy, independent person that is doing well. Because people like that don’t show up that often at the church, temple, mosque, or synagogue. Whereas people that need a job, a healing, or a miracle - are much more likely to turn out. (And put some money in the collection basket.)
They need you to need them...
So they tell you that you’re a sorry sinner needing salvation, and if you say enough “hail Mary’s,” beg for forgiveness enough, attend enough confessions, donate enough money, or grovel before your God enough, you’ll get salvation. And the end result of all this supplication is worthiness issues. Which is the leading cause of self-sabotaging behavior.
Which is where we will pick up next time…