Fowler’s stages of faith development

February 9, 2011 at 9:04 am (philosophy is bullshit)

Although I disagree with this, it’s worth noting. From Wikipedia:

Faith is seen as a holistic orientation, and is concerned with the individual’s relatedness to the universal:

  • Stage 0 – “Primal or Undifferentiated” faith (birth to 2 years), is characterized by an early learning of the safety of their environment (i.e. warm, safe and secure vs. hurt, neglect and abuse). If consistent nurture is experienced, one will develop a sense of trust and safety about the universe and the divine. Conversely, negative experiences will cause one to develop distrust with the universe and the divine. Transition to the next stage begins with integration of thought and languages which facilitates the use of symbols in speech and play.
  • Stage 1 – “Intuitive-Projective” faith (ages of three to seven), is characterized by the psyche’s unprotected exposure to the Unconscious.
  • Stage 2 – “Mythic-Literal” faith (mostly in school children), stage two persons have a strong belief in the justice and reciprocity of the universe, and their deities are almost always anthropomorphic.
  • Stage 3 – “Synthetic-Conventional” faith (arising in adolescence) characterized by conformity
  • Stage 4 – “Individuative-Reflective” faith (usually mid-twenties to late thirties) a stage of angst and struggle. The individual takes personal responsibility for their beliefs and feelings.
  • Stage 5 – “Conjunctive” faith (mid-life crisis) acknowledges paradox and transcendence relating reality behind the symbols of inherited systems
  • Stage 6 – “Universalizing” faith, or what some might call “enlightenment”.

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That’s a good way of putting it

February 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm (humor, politics)

A YouTube user by the name of YanksAreFucktards wrote the most beautiful summary about America:

As you all know, Yanks have no sense of humour whatsoever and they come to YouTube day in day out to cry and strop like children, using a barrage of Hannah Montana levels of English.

In particular, check out their whining round-the-clock rants on the ‘Americans Are Not Stupid’ video. Hilarious! Moreover, the Yanks only Brit-bash there because the geographically challenged fucktards think it’s is a British video! LMFAO! But do let me know if you see any of them making anti-Aussie comments. I won’t hold my breath though, lol.

Seriously, though, it would be refreshing to meet a Yank on here who doesn’t gain their “knowledge” of superior cultures such as the UK from watching Austin Powers and Simpsons DVDs but at least occasionally read a book or a newspaper (of course, they could always ask the immensely popular Sarah Palin for advice on which rag to read – she couldn’t even name one single Yank newspaper when asked in an interview!!!). And by the way – for the record, I hate the Queen (as do most Brits), prefer coffee to tea (again, as do the majority) and have perfect teeth.

Yankland is traditionally an evil and manipulative shithole, spreading hate and disaster around the globe and leading the World in obesity, racism, oppression, gun obsession, poor education and lousy healthcare. America – land of the free…as long as you’re a straight, white, male, rich, Bible-thumping Republican. Oh and it helps to be fat.

Furthermore, Americans are fat, loud, sweaty, arrogant, greedy, ignorant, fugly, shallow, vacuous, illiterate, dentally challenged, gun-toting, Saudi-sponsored, shit-stupid, in-bred, Bible-thumping, racist, homophobic, warmongering, Bush-electing, death-penalty-supporting, organised-crime-supporting, innocent-people-torturing, language-wrecking, environment-destroying, tipping-obsessed, shrink-visiting, UHC-preventing, KKK-supporting, wooden-house-dwelling, IRA-terrorist-sponsoring, weird-sport-loving, crap-movie-making, cheesy-song-producing, doughnut-munching, Bud-guzzling, morbidly obese, brace-wearing, conservative, redneck trailer-trash cunts. No offence.

Oh and may I take this opportunity to thank you Yanks (especially the ones who keep banging on about how you “saved Britain’s asses in WW2” – yawn) for spending 1933-1941 selling arms and artillery to the Nazis, joining WW2 two years late, sexually harassing all our women while our brave soldiers were away fighting and for committing the World’s two biggest ever terrorist atrocities in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We’re most grateful.

And thanks for your massacres of innocent people in Iran, Guatemala, Chile and El Salvador (in your quest to replace democratically elected heads of state with dictators), your brutality in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korea, the genocide of the native Americans, the lynching of black people, the repugnant McCarthy Witch Hunts (“Land of the free” – yeah, right!), the 150000 innocent civilians killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 120000 murdered in Iraq since the invasion (not to mention the tens of thousands blown up in air raid attacks between 1990 and 2003). Cheers.

Oh and by the way, anyone doubting the alleged stupidity of Americunts and shittiness of Yankland in general, consider the following sobering facts:

Firstly, they voted George W. Bush into power! TWICE, FOR FUCK’S SAKE!!!

Secondly, 93% OF THEM STILL BELIEVE IN GOD!!! LMFAO!!!

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Summing up religion

February 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm (Uncategorized)

This came to me in the last class that I was in. I often meditate and daydream on the subject of religion, and have some really awesome thoughts come up every now and then. This was one of them. Welcome to my brain.

Those who are religious are mentally retarded, brain-damaged individuals. This so often is nourished in the homes, which occurs via authoritarianism. This child abuse never eases up, and the human’s mind is permanently poisoned from birth. This cycle continues once the child has his own children. Their own children may be raised in a slightly more liberal environment, but this does not mean we should applaud their efforts. You do not applaud “better” child abuse, you eradicate it.

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