The Art of Intimidation
The answer to the questions in the preceding article, Christianity and Implicit Slavery is Covert Nationalism. Why are people still fighting the same struggles from the Civil Rights Movement today in America in 2020? The answer is Covert Nationalism. Christianity is the direct correlating factor of oppression and slavery in this country, and it still exists today. Christianity is how you learn your role and permissions in society. Because the Bible, Christianity, even the Christian Trinity never condemns slavery, these acts are still practiced wherever Christian Doctrination is Sold.
What is the ruse of Christianity besides its societal structure and control? It helps us avoid the inevitable with a topic we deem unspeakable or an act of condemnation; the conversation of Life and Death. What’s wrong with being present in life on earth every day and living life to its fullest extent? Free thoughts like these cannot be controlled or subjugated to a Slave or Master Morality. Views like this lend the opportunity to make the most of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Topics like these create a provocation for learning and exploring. Thoughts like these make it less likely to be open to the condemnation of others in this world and the way one sees the world around them. Ideas like these create Masters and lower the numbers of Slaves.
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.” -Socrates-
As with most life questions, there is a fear of truth and a fear of changing patterns, habits and beliefs. I get this. I too am human. But what would it look like to be a Master for a change? How would it look to no longer long for something that cannot be present in this physical world? Why can’t you get rid of the original Toxic Bond in your life, Christianity? Or are you okay with gaslighting yourself giving these three men credit for your tears, accomplishments, strains and gains? What would it look like if the healthy love that was prevalent in your life was true self-love?
I had to admit that I have an addiction. Right? Admitting addiction is the first step to recovery. My addiction is one we do not highlight in this society. I bet you’re thinking, drugs, alcohol, sex. No, my obsession is present in my relationships, and the way I think they should look. My addiction is seeing ‘healthy’ families, and parents with their kids and feeling that there is something I can do to convince my parents that I am worth their love. The other addiction I had was in believing that my Christian education and beliefs would right the wrongs that had happened to me. I couldn’t have been operating, in reality, further from Planet Earth or solid-ground; this was and is not the truth.
I admit my problems. Instantly, I begin to feel an ease in my space; I am present. I am here now with me, myself, and I. I admit that I did things that hurt me to gain the love of others. I realized I had not yet had permission to love myself, and the transformation began there. I admitted that my first Trauma-Bond and Domestically Violent Relationship was with a God who never came, yet my knees bled, and my eyes dripped with tears, and my tummy ached for food it did not have.
It was in these moments a profound sense of self and reality came to me. I understood the love I wanted from my parents was a love I needed to give myself and the validation of a God who never came was a pat on the back that I could give myself and others around me who too were accomplishing great things. As for my addiction, every day, I accept my habit, I acknowledge those proverbial demons, and I do not ask God for any serenity, I ask myself.
“Colossians 3:22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the LORD.” -The Bible-
BLACK LIVES MATTER!
Refuse to be Intimidated by The Art of Intimidation
Written by: S. B. Campbell