UPDATE: 4/14/2018 7:51:45 AM
Do you dissociate?
If driving, scuba diving, kite flying, roller coaster riding and high stress moments put you into a dissociative state for a few moments then what is the state of perpetual bliss, blindness to criminal and child sex crimes and abuse when it comes to fellow members of your religious cult.
What is the state of dissociation in those who fight, bully defraud and deceive themselves, their family their communal imperatives by burying their emotions and empathy while actively trading in the control of the minds of defenseless children while they publicly proclaim their innocence because it is possible to interpret one of more biblical references that can be connected associated or interpreted through whatever means into being protected under the right or freedom to practice a religious regardless of how, insane, how criminal or how abusive and socially destructive a doctrine can be it is protected over and above all other laws and regulations bodies or authorities of protection for the people and their rights are overridden by an individual or group through a claim that they are engaging in their religion as a matter of freedom and their notion that the world must follow their example in the issue of a belief in a deity and what that means. Not just repeatedly but persistently and consistently over the decades every endeavor to reform child safety, child protection and the rights of the child under the UN conventions have been stymied as a direct result of or as a result of a long historical influence into the culture tht is publicly identified as Christian.
Somewhere miraculously since the 1950s when kids were public bullied and pilloried, blocked, stymied and prevented at every level of the community from furthering their claim that they were being sexually abused by some in authority. (In my instance I speak of my encounter with the Catholic culture and the horror it demands of every innocent individual who comes into existence as a homo sapien human being with an inherent right to the notion of being free to question what is being taught and what the psychological effects are on developing children when they are being raised in such a strongly closed cult structure.
The question of people of religion making high-level decisions of long-term social development and compliance with human rights ideals. Did you notice the silence from the recently bolstered Australian presence at the UN when it chastised the Vatican yet again for their negative interpretation of the human right to have no religion or to be free from or of religion. In my view and through my personal experience and the experiences of many others, those who came forward so that never again would children be subjected to an abuse of power and trust.
At what point and at what level do we begin to diagnose a mental health issue with an individual's own developed way of dissociating so they can maneuver through the environment that they live and work in.
The barrister on his way to work or through his own mechanism dissociates from his family connections and responsibility to certain degrees as that enables the barrister to focus and dedicate his mind to the needs of his clients and to success such that he and his family are safe and well cared for. Dissociate is so human that without we would simply not be able to be productive.
It is more than possible that dissociation in those who had dissociative experiences as children are touched in some way by those events every moment of every day of their existence. This is only a brief touch on the depth of the effects that the life skill of human dissociation needs to be examined in a much wider context than it currently is.
The barrister, the pilot, the truck driver, the street cleaner through to the top executives all dissociate to some degree multiple times every day and that is quite ordinary for any individual human. The action of dissociating brings with it the possibility of an entirely new set of understandings
Driving or piloting a vessel, airplane or machine or mechanism is a learned form of dissociation and here dissociation is healthy, productive, protective and intends to leave the world better off for the experience. On the other hand the dissociative experience of the religious is one that has been arrived at under the influence of a direct ever-present life threat should any of unknown number of possible breaches due to the interpretation effect where there is rarely any potential for wide spread agreement as religious beliefs by nature are supernatural and therefore all known laws of physics, psychology, science, reason, deduction, criminality, morality, ethically and any natural biological or psychological imperatives are suspended in favor of the laws, doctrines, dogma and beliefs of the religion so that it may develop the most recent, most sophisticated piece of secret insider knowledge sophistry filled interpretation of unknown uncounted iterations of multilayered interpretations over the decades that are used to force the rest of the community to fall into line and to live under the insanity of such a circumstance of living with the worst possible idea from the worst possible reasons because of the insurmountable entrapment experienced by every child of religion when they are presented with the notion of a God who is connected to other humans and who communicates only in their head is there to spy on them the instant they step off track. This is not human freedom.