The Gateway Drug – Eternal Security
In the following video Christopher Hitchens offers some compelling reasons for not subscribing to Christianity. When you add in the idea of “eternal security” with the idea of vicarious redemption – you can let yourself off the hook for anything! “It’s not me that commands, but God,” you’ll often hear them say… Oh to cast one’s own will into that of God’s Will! Truly, this is the greatest megalomania the earth has ever seen.
Right! set up an ethical system that is impossible to live up to so that you always fail. (and if achieved, would bring about one’s own self destruction) Nietzsche called this the, “Priestley instinct.” The High Priest needs an abundance of sin in order to stay in business – so, he set up an ethical system that keeps people in a state of perpetual guilt and shame, while at the same time, holding a sense of moral superiority! That’s why Freud describe this thinking in terms of neurosis. “-)