I see this form seems to be degenerating
contab a few of us have followed a train of thought and evolved the discussion in one particular direction, not to be exclusionary to any other
thinking, and I for one applogize as it obvious upsets you to the point of your deprecating remarks or you'd not have bothered to make them
Consumerism may be the dominant ideology, but it is far from the only one. Just because lots of people disagree with you, also doesn't mean you
aren't being controlled.
I don't think any idealogy has meant to be excluded...besides consumerism what would you point out and discuss? As for alot of people disagreeing
with someone...being some type of validation for not being controlled?-forgive me, but I don't understand your point connecting the two...
Remember, those people who are most controlled don't realize it. Are you being controlled by your conception of God? Are you being controlled by God?
Is this a good thing? What does that mean? Can anyone truly not be controlled by something?
I would be entirely inclined to agree that most people-even the majority are unaware they are being controled.
As for your question about God/control...in my search not to be psychologically controled by others, media controled, publically controled and
decieved etc...I have asked my own questions about religious control etc and is it good or bad...
I'd have to answer first, to your first point, NO. I don't think I or anyone can be controled by the God I know. HE offeres choice through free
willl and strength and direction for self control-but does not control us-is it a fgood thing? To have choice and free will but strength to have self
control...uh yeah...to me that ideally is a GOOD THING
and no I don't think anyone can truly NOT be controlled by something...like I said, it is my belief and opinon that we are hardwired with certain
needs as humans...whoever masters them controls us...be it ourselves mastering self control...
or several other possibilities...
being as I've recently LOST my SELF control-much to my delight and dismay-I've now been more interested in what the other controling factors might
be...tv, media, govt...etc...
and wondering if I'd been decieved by my own religious beliefs-yes having my faith tested as a part of it-and exploring that here as well with others
who understand where I'm coming from
thanks for your patience in enduring our
pseudo-spiritualistic, religious self-congratulatory posts.
seriously again, sorry it was so offensive to you, and I'll try to detached enough to not be offended or irritated by your oppoision to our such
postings taking a spiritual direction you obviously disagree with-and you feel free to take the discussion in a different direction or just ignore the
things you disagree with-but I think I'm done on the religious aspect anyway...just waiting for someone to come along and post something else on
CONTROL...if it be you-take it away...
you've got my attention...I look forward to what you or anyone esle has to say excluding religion and spirituality