Registered On: April 2, 2014
It’s amazing isn’t it, the contortions the professedly religious can go through to justify hostility or indifference to the suffering of their fellow human beings.
Here’s a theory. There are some people with such strong, anti-social tendencies, they turn to religious or political creeds to justify them, and make them feel everything’s OK.
So, we have some angry people who turn to God and justify their feelings by quoting apparently relevant bits of the bible. And we have those with an innate narcissism and lack of empathy who embrace the far-right, because it seems to give justification to their feelings – as we see with BI’s comments above.
Why are some people like that? It’s often down to poor parenting and / or a troubled childhood. Sometimes it can be genetic. But whatever the causes, social media makes it worse by facilitating both the free expression of these feelings (which face-to-face conversation might not permit), and reinforcement of them when justifying their emotions to others, as we see above.
We also find it in politics, where until recently a ruthless, lying narcissist was in charge of the USA. If that’s what it takes to become president in a democracy, they think, then what can possibly be wrong?
The cure for all this? Hmmm, first, those affected have to want a cure. Just talking with someone neutral whom they trust may help. But, thanks to Tory cuts (!) it’s currently hard to find and can be expensive. Yet there’s enough evidence on this board alone that mental health is a very serious issue.
In fact Bucksiron’s billiousness over this tale of human compassion leads me to suspect he is a dwarf, because research shows that six out of seven dwarves aren’t Happy…