When our religion is characterized by a one-way flow of ideas and psychological manipulation designed to produce unquestioning compliance, then it’s time to start asking what the manipulators are hiding, and it’s time to start looking for a better way.
In the new beginning, God brought heaven to earth. And God said, “Let there be Light!” And there was light. And the One who brought life was a light to all mankind. And that Light remains shining in the darkness, and the darkness could not extinguish it.
Religious institutions are intentionally designed—are purposely structured to manipulate people’s actions and beliefs. Growth is the product of systemic manipulation and corporate marketing rather than organic flourishing. And so the body of Christ is suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read more...
There is a dichotomy between the societal pressure to "go along to get along" and the individual yearning to live a life of self-determination.