Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Exclusive Brethren aka Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and Philosoph(y)ers

Exclusive Brethren take a dim view of philosophy and human wisdom in general-is this a good trait?

We were told that 'God sees through it' and 'God will reveal all'




  1. Well Trump is a great role model for a lack of 'human wisdom'. You're right though- I remember many people in the Peebs who hated those with 'education'. As in ....."He went to (contemptuous look on face) ...a University! Pffft!'

  2. Professor Peter Caw.Culture of curiosity teaching philosophy.Quote "encourage students to keep poking, keep asking, keep challenging. This is what keeps the human enterprise alive and honest, and it is continually needed to protect civilization from the barbarians"

    Some big doubt's Brethren would run with that.Far too scared children might see naked emperors

  3. Challenging and asking difficult questions within the Exclusive Brethren is not a wise thing to do if you wish to remain there. How many people would dare to question never mind challenge the so called ministry of BDH?? Sycophantic supporting remarks are however encouraged.

  4. Philosophy is the pursuit and love of wisdom. Proverbs tells us that wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it. Plato tells us that wisdom is the most important virtue, because without wisdom we would not know which virtues to cultivate.

    Some religious leaders disparage philosophy, but they always have their own philosophy, usually one that puts them in control. Here for instance is the philosophy of B. D. Hales: “My philosophy about schooling is, I want to be in control,” (Vol. 92 page 91, Bahia Blanca, 7 October 2009).

    Cult leaders do not like the philosophical habit of questioning, examining and challenging their ideas, but Peter Caws tells us that questioning and challenging keeps human enterprise alive and honest. It is particularly necessary in religion, because in its absence a religion can quickly become dishonest, corrupt and misused for the control and exploitation of the many by the few.