So many of you here have suffered from the Borg and it's twisted and ever-changing teachings.
Some of us turned atheists, others hold on to Jehovah God and his son Jesus.
Both have — and still suffer — from all the lies, the mind-control, the loss of individuality to conform to the cult.
May I offer a personal observation, for which I could be totally wrong, and would welcome rectification if I am.
As some of you know, I became an atheist long before I questioned the Borg… which at first, I still considered a loving "mother".
My aha! moment was thru my ardent personal study; and the issue I battled with was nothing else than God's character.
Now, before I continue, please be aware that I have hated God until I was convinced he was a figment of the imagination and folklore in human literature.
Many of you here may cringe at these words, and I do apologize if I seem to be insulting — as I would hate to be guilty of that.
I am just sharing my perspective, and believe me, I have suffered immensely thru the process leading to this conclusion.
My strong bias was for Jehovah, and I have cut off some worldly friends at the time, simply for insulting my God.
Having said this, at one point, I had to face my cognitive dissonance.
I hope my sharing this opens up a door for others.
These are some of the points I had trouble with:
• If God is the creator of life and the Universe — why the cruelty in Nature?
What does the cruel natural Circle of Life say about God's character, since
he could have curbed the demography of species thru other means than bloody
killings and life feeding off other lives?
• We know that 98% of known species have now gone extinct — How does a perfect
creator justify such a waste of life?
• MAIN ISSUE for me is the claim that "God is Love" — while the above questions
clearly show that 'creation' in not engineered by love, but by a violent fight for survival.
These three points go much further in the analysis. But as pithy as this questioning is, it obligates all of us to face our cognitive dissonance… at least one can hope it does.
I will only hint on the contradictions believers face in rationalizing the morality of a god that boasts of jealousy and vengeance; also guilty of genocide and promoting/legalizing slavery. Nobody in their sane moral sense could excuse stoning a teen to death because — oh surprise — he is rebellious to his parents. Nobody should find it moral to stone to death gays. Yet, Jesus himself, boasted the perfection of the Mosaic Law in Matthew 5.
This makes me want to puke.
The day that started my hell as an apostate is when I told my wife, and the elders, that I was done finding excuses for Jehovah, who clearly identifies himself in the Bible as a monster — even Satan's rap sheet has less crimes to defend… in God's own book!
So this is a very succinct story of my atheism and freedom from the Borg.
Maybe, just maybe, it will hit a chord with those knowing deep in their heart that such a deity is more than a toxic superstition.
If you want to free yourself, FREE yourself.
Trusting Reality is better than keeping such a belief, just because we have invested too long in religion.
Love & Peace!
"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run."
~Kenny Rogers (the Gambler)