"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16
The "lust of the flesh," "lust of the eyes," and the "pride of life," that which "is of the world" only, is the only material "behavior science" can use to 'justify' your past, present, and future behavior, i.e., your carnal nature, i.e., "human nature."
"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
The scientific method when applied to "personal-social issues," i.e., human behavior can only 'justify' the child's carnal nature, i.e., the child's desire ("lust") for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world stimulates, producing humanism-socialism, that which is "of and for self" and the world only. "Behavior science," through its use of dialogue, negates the father's/Father's authority (there is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue), negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning (which the father's/Father's authority engenders) in the process (which is the "behavior scientist's" main agenda), so all men, women, and children, and the "behavior scientist" himself/herself can do wrong, disobey, sin ("lust") with impunity.
"Sense experience must be the basis of all science. Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience, in the two forms of sense perception and sensuous need, that is, only when it proceeds from Nature." (Karl Marx, MEGA I/3)
All Karl Marx did was rename "the lust of the flesh," "sensuous need," "the lust of the eyes," "sense perception," and "the pride of life," "sense experience," making "human nature," i.e., man's carnal nature a "science," eliminating "the Father" as a factor. Without "the Father" there is no "lust," only that which "proceeds from Nature." Behavior science is a political system dedicated to 'justifying' the child's carnal nature, negating the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience (which the father's/Father's authority engenders) in the thoughts and actions of men, women, children, and the "behavior scientist"—'creating' a "new" world order where all can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity, i.e., be "normal" without having a guilty conscience. In "behavior science" our carnal desires ("lusts") of the past become the material from which we 'justify' our carnal desires of the present and future.
"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right')
"Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions [children free to be their "self," thinking and acting according to, i.e., in harmony with their carnal nature and the world which is stimulating it—through dialogue 'discovering' and then "building relationship" with one another, 'justifying' their carnal nature, i.e., their common "self interests"] are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions [children having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline their "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will] stunt human nature." "This is to say, one could reinterpret Marx into a self-actualization-fostering Third- and Fourth-Force psychology-philosophy. And my impression is anyway that this is the direction in which they are going now." "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World, at least so far as the guiding goal is concerned." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the Humanistic. (Better add to definition of "humanistic" that it also means one species, One World.)" (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow) "Self-actualizing people have to a large extent transcended the values of their culture. They are not so much merely Americans as they are world citizens, members of the human species first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Farther Reaches of Human Nature)
Psychology is based upon the child's/man's carnal nature, making the child's/man's sinful nature, i.e., his desire for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., dopamine emancipation, which the world stimulates, and his resentment, i.e., hatred toward the father's/Father's authority, which gets in the way of his carnal desires, the standard from which to evaluate "self" and the world (aufheben). Psychology, through its use of dialogue (there is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue), 'justifies' and defends the child's rebellious nature, i.e., his "You can't tell me what I can or can't do" against the father/Father and his/His authority. While parent's, i.e., the father and/or mother are not perfect, they might be (or may have been) down right tyrant(s), using the office God gave them for their own carnal pleasures, their office of authority itself is perfect—established by God in order for parent's to train their children up in the admonition of the Lord. Psychology, coming between the parent's and their children (as the master psychotherapist came between two "children" and their "Father" in a garden called Eden), destroys that order (office), making it, the parents, and their children subject to them instead of to God. By simply bringing the parents into dialogue ("how do or did you feel when ..." and "what do or did you think when ..."), along with their children, requires the parents to abdicate their authority in order to "build relationship" with their children—based upon their children's carnal desires—negating the father's/Father's authority in the process (despite what you might think). You can put "Christian" in front of the word psychology all you want, in order to deceive the naive and innocent, but it will not change the truth. Psychology is all about 'justifying' the child's/man's, i.e., the psychologist's (psychotherapist's) carnal nature, in order to 'liberate' him from the father's/Father's authority, in order to 'liberate' him from having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for going against the father's/Father's will so he can do wrong, disobey, sin with impunity.
"To experience Freud is to partake a second time of the forbidden fruit;" (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
"If the guilt accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man, then the 'original sin' must be committed again: We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence." (Herbart Marcuse, explaining Freud's historiography in his book, Eros and Civilization: a psychological inquiry into Freud)
"The foundation on which the man of the future will be built is already there, in the repressed unconscious [i.e., in the child's carnal nature, i.e., in the child's impulses and urges which are being "repressed" by the father's/Father's authority]; the foundation has to be recovered [i.e., the child's carnal nature must be 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority if the child is to become his "self" again]." "The repression of normal adult sexuality is required only by cultures which are based on patriarchal domination [the father's/Father's authority]." "Freud, Hegel, ... are, like Marx, compelled to postulate external domination and its assertion by force in order to explain repression." (Brown)
Sigmund Freud wrote: "'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same [the father no longer exercises authority over his children]." (Sigmund Freud in Marcuse)
Georg Hegel wrote: "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [once he is 'liberated' from the father'/Father's authority to become as we was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life (separating him from his "self" and the world), of (and now for) "self" and the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life) By starting with the child's carnal nature, i.e., "feelings" (sensuousness, i.e., sight), i.e., that which we all have in common (including the father), the father's/Father's authority, i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth (faith) automatically becomes the barrier to becoming "normal," i.e., "at-one-with" the world.
Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [with children having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do the father's will] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [with the Son, and all following Him having to humble and deny their "self" in order to do the Father's will], the former [the earthly father's authority, which the children having to trust in and obey] must then itself be destroyed [vernichtet, i.e., annihilated] in theory and in practice [in the children's personal thoughts and social actions (behavior)]." (Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4)
"What better way to help the patient recapture the past than to allow him to reexperience and reenact [role-play] ancient feelings toward parents." "If therapy is successful, is able to experiment with new behavior, to break free from the locked family role he once occupied." (Irvin Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy) By focusing upon "a better life," instead of "doing right and not wrong," parent's 'changed' the paradigm of their children, making "feelings," i.e., the child's carnal nature, i.e., pleasure the 'drive' and 'purpose' of life instead of faith and obedience.
"Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me [what can I get out of this for me]?'" (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy)
Psychology is the praxis of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., of "self" 'justification,' i.e., of evaluating "self," the world, and the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth from the child's "feelings," i.e., from the child's "sensuous needs," "sense perception," and "sense experience," i.e., from the child's carnal desires of the 'moment,' which are stimulated by the world), negating Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, negating Romans 7:14-25, i.e., the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process. History in psychology is not the lessons of the past being passed on to the children by their parent's but the children's "feelings" of the past (and present) as they were (are) being corrected, reproved, rebuked by their parent's for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., missing out on the carnal pleasure of the 'moment' which the world stimulates. Psychology is the praxis of replacing the language of the father/Father, i.e., "Because I said so," i.e., "It is written," i.e., commands, rules, facts, and truth with the language of the child, i.e., "I feel" and "I think," i.e., opinion, 'liberating' the child from the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning.
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25
Despite what it might seem, psychology has no other 'drive' than the child's carnal nature, i.e., the child's love of pleasure and hate of restraint, and no other 'purpose' than 'liberating' the child's carnal nature ("human nature") from the father's/Father's authority (we can all instantly identify with it), using the dialectic (dialogue) process to 'justify' the child's carnal nature, establishing the child's carnal nature, i.e., the Heresiarchal paradigm over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority, i.e., the Patriarchal paradigm. There is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue. In dialogue the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth must be "suspended," as on a cross. In order for dialogue to be initiated and sustained, which must be done for the sake of "self" 'justification,' i.e., in order to "preserve" (save) the child's carnal nature (desires), the father's/Father's authority must be negated.
"... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother—culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father, and the establishment of the brother clan," (Marcuse)
"Freud noted that patricide and incest are part of man's deepest nature." (Irvin Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy)
"The individual is emancipated in the social group." "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt be assuaged." (Brown) "It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately." "The individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs [letting his "feelings" of the 'moment' determine right from wrong instead of his father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth] by accepting belongingness to the group." (Kurt Lewin in Kenneth Bennie, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
Doing it in a group ("group psychotherapy") only makes it more sinister, i.e., seductive, deceptive, and manipulative., turning man (made in the image of God) into Thorndike's chickens, Pavlov's dog, and Skinner's rats—in order for him to be used as natural resource ("human resource") for the facilitator of 'change's' (Transformational Marxist's: who merge Marx and Freud) own carnal pleasure and gain (vanity and pride). Abraham Maslow wrote: "Nakedness is absolutely right. So is the attack on antieroticism, the Christian & Jewish foundations [Freud believed that all children were sexually active (perverse), despite their inability to procreate (until they came of age). It was therefore the parent's commands, rules, facts, and truth and their use of force, from the child's earliest years on—to sustain the traditional family, the sovereignty of the state, and religion (all which are subject to the father's/Father's authority)—that was the cause of "neurosis," which is the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning. Brown wrote: "Psychoanalysis must treat religion as a neurosis." "Freud speaks of religion as a ‘substitute-gratification'– the Freudian analogue to the Marxian formula, 'opiate of the people.'" (Brown)]." "Marxian theory needs Freudian-type instinct theory to round it out. And of course, vice versa [while Marx removed the father's/Father's authority from society Freud removed it from the individual with both making pleasure the 'drive' of life and its augmentation the 'purpose' which follows after Aristotle's ethics that "good works" makes a person "good," "bad works" makes him or her bad, i.e., that "proper" education, training, and/or upbringing makes a person "good"—all of which was rejected by the Protestant Reformation "We do not become righteous by doing righteous deeds but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds." (Luther's Works: Vol. 31, Career of the Reformer: I, p. 12), that righteousness does not come from man himself, but from the work of Christ, with His righteousness being imputed to man through faith, with man humbling himself to do His Father's will, which thinking is antithetical to Maslow's (and Aristotle's) dialectic 'reasoning,' where, according to Aristotle, the cowardly soldier flees from the battlefield when the battle is raging (thinking only of his "self"), the foolhardy soldier obeys his captain's orders without question (thinking only of doing the captain's, i.e., the father's/Father's will), while the courageous soldier questions and challenges his captains orders when he does not agree with them (thinking of his "self" and others, being only "of and for 'self,'" evaluating the world from man's "sense experience," i.e., from "self," thus 'Reasoning' from "feelings" instead of reasoning from established commands, rules, facts, and truth). The Marxists Max Horkheimer wrote: "Protestantism was the strongest force in the extension of cold rational individualism." (Max Horkheimer, Vernunft and Selbsterhaltung; "Reasoning and 'self' preservation")] (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of Abraham Maslow)
The dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (opinion is Liberté from the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth; dialogue makes all equal, Égalité; and consensus makes all one in the flesh, i.e., Fraternité, which is the motto of the French Revolution) negates the father's/Father's authority in the child's thoughts and actions (called "theory and practice"), resulting in the child becoming intoxicated, addicted, and possessed with the pleasure (dopamine 'emancipation') which comes with group affirmation. By placing a child in a dialoguing of opinions to a consensus ("group grade"), "positive, not negative," "open ended," "non-directive," affective domain, facilitated classroom the child can be graded along a spectrum or continuum of his adaptability to 'change'—his behavior, i.e., response, i.e., participation or refusal to participate or resistance, revealing where along the spectrum of 'change' he is, whether he is still 'loyal' to the father's/Father's authority, i.e., is un-adaptable to 'change,' i.e., is a "resister of 'change,'" i.e., not a "team player" (needing to be converted, silence, or removed), 'loyal' to the process of 'change,' or somewhere in between. His participation in the consensus ("group grade") process will in some measure 'liberate' him from the father's/Father's authority, i.e., 'liberate' him from neurosis (from having a guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for being "human," i.e., "normal"). All who hold to the father's/Father's authority in the midst of 'change,' i.e., in the consensus (psychotherapy) meeting are automatically classified as being (or potentially being) "mentally ill," i.e., "psychological" since social health, i.e., "tolerance of deviancy" is the definition of "normal," "[We] must develop persons [students] who see non-influencability of private convictions [those student's holding onto their parent's, i.e., the father's/Father's authority] in joint deliberations [in the facilitated, consensus, "group grade" "relationship building" classroom] as a vice rather than a virtue [as being "negative," divisive, intolerant, prejudice, maladjusted, "lower order thinker," etc., i.e., "the problem" instead of "positive," i.e., contributing to the solution]." (Kenneth D. Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
"There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices are producing between parents and children." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 2: Affective Domain)
"Bloom's Taxonomies," which are "a psychological classification system," have been used by "educators" since the 50's, turning classrooms into therapy ("group think") session, 'liberating' children from their parent's authority. By 'discovering,' through dialogue, what the child "covets," i.e., the child's "self interest," i.e., the child's carnal desires of the 'moment,' that which he has in common with the other children, the child's desire for approval from his peers (affirmation) can be used to move him from 'loyalty' to his parent's authority (restraint) to 'loyalty' to "the group" and the facilitator of 'change' ('liberation')—resulting in him selling his soul (so he can be bought and sold) as natural resource, for the sake of "the group," i.e., "the people," following, serving, protecting, praising, and worshiping the facilitator of 'change,' treating him or her as a god or goddess, becoming as a god or godless themselves as the grow in the process of 'change,' using it on others, "helping" them 'justify' their "self," i.e., their carnal nature. Irvin Yalom asked the question, "Yet, who is God's God [Who is the psychiatrist's God since he is God]?" "Psychotherapists who are deeply depressed and who know that they must be their own superbeing, their own intercessor, are more apt to plunge into final despair." "I have often thought that the inordinately high suicide rate among psychiatrists was one tragic commentary on this dilemma." (Yalom) This speaks to the high suicide rate amongst the youth today, who, thinking themselves god, yet realizing that they are living a hollow life, a life based upon (full of) lies, end up taking their own lives.
"For many generations we have bowed our necks to the yoke of the conviction of sin. We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day care school teachers, our politicians, our priests, our newspapers, and others in a vested interest in controlling us." "'Thou shalt not become as gods, knowing good and evil,' good and evil with which to keep children under control, with which to prevent free thinking, with which to impose local [familial] and national loyalties, and with which to blind children to their glorious intellectual heritage." "The mature person ... has the qualities of adaptability and compromise." "Is the family, the school, or the church teaching in that direction?" "The re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking for faith in the certainty of the old people, these are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy." "Would it not be sensible to stop imposing our local prejudices and faiths on children and give them all sides of every question so that in their own good time they may have the ability to size things up, and make their own decisions." "If the race is to be freed from its crippling burden of good and evil it must be psychiatrists who take the original responsibility." "The fact is that most psychiatrists and psychologists and many other respectable people have escaped from these moral chains and are able to observe and think freely." "Psychiatry must now decide what is to be the immediate future of the human race. No one else can." (G. B. Chisholm, Reestablishment of Peacetime Society: The Responsibility of Psychiatry)
"The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil." Psalms 36:1-4
All (and I mean ALL) who defend psychology, i.e., "behavior science" have one thing in common, their defence of the child's (their) carnal nature ("sense experience" and 'reasoning,' i.e., "self" 'justification') over and therefore against the Father's authority. They can not be equal. What is missing in all of this is the word repentance, i.e., being reconciled to the Father (alone), through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ (alone). The Word of God condemns the praxis of psychology, i.e., man 'justifying' his "self," i.e., his carnal desires ("covetousness") before men.
"And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not." 2 Peter 2:3
"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5
"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will], and desperately wicked [hating whoever prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks it from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' it desires]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9
"Every one that is proud in heart [who 'justifies' his "self," i.e., his carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e. who establishes "self," i.e., "human nature" above and therefore against God, i.e., the Father's authority, thus negating the Father's authority in his thoughts and actions] is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5
"For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:5-7
"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' themselves, i.e., their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the pleasures of the 'moment' more than God] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2,3
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverb. 3: 5-6
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9 \
"[A]nd truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3
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