*In fairness, Sure there are Grumpy entites that are so grumpy they only find meaning in existence when they harm others. They are to me alot like Childern throwing a temper tantrum who pretend to be power full super hero who makes people give them what they want." (their only power is convincing you to think/manifest what they want through fear, to add potential of them getting it) this process is not an instant thing, it takes a lot of effert and fear, to get where that thing has complete controll to munipliate you into manifesting what it desires.
(this strangly is the same Process Religions Use)
[on a not nessary either deeper note]
Tom talks about how he sets up/programs an if/then conditional. Where he helps people in NPMR and when they thank him his awarness does not/did not do it. This leads me to conclude that all the Ideas/Fears/Myths/even truths Feared/ can create V repersentations that people some times experience by thier expectations. Thus making it convincing to them adding to the, Huge fear engine.
be careful not to confuse the source teaching with what the teaching has been corrupted into over a couple a thousand years by an array of intent, some benign and some otherwise, further diluted and redirected by ineffectiveness
you will be more effective in discussing/critiquing Religion, and the dominant religion in your zone (Christianity), by actually reading one of the gospels and introducing debate on that text. It will only take an hour of your time. I suggest a modern translation of Luke.
my data strongly suggests that the voice you will hear there, if you have ears to hear, is the same voice that you hear from our fearless writer.
although it is not their fault, persons of low QoC and data processing capacity attach themselves to all good things and corrupt and distort them...its already happening to MBTOE, and a mountain of awful intents will be done in the name of MBTOE over the millennia.
that being said, I would not be so certain that the hell fire bible thumper operating out of that strip mall beside your liquor store is part of the problem - he may be a big part of the solution that we just don't quite understand
this would be for someone of very high QoC and data processing capability, with large database of exposure to this level of apparent disorganization, to figure out and give an opinion.
one fellow from a small town once said to me, for the uneducated in the older generation, people in small towns faced a binary choice, the bible or the bottle. I tend to believe anything in the operating environment that persists, has an efficient purpose, that we perhaps don't yet understand.