THE MASCULINIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY: FORBEARANCE FORBEARANCE NOT TOLERANCE
By: Bill Joslin; @LukeWeinhagen @curtdoolittle @ThruTheHayes
Any religion must produce Mindfulness (Self), Humility (Others), Piety (The Universe). The Best religion produces Excellence (investment), Truth (word), reciprocity (action), Duty (Compensation), Charity (Insurance). The reason Christianity spread is that until then the underclasses and women had no means of obtaining virtue. Christianity provides virtue or the illusion of virtue, even if you do nothing except refrain from doing bad.
CHRISTIANITY, PRISONERS DILEMMA, AND FORBEARANCE
Jesus represents the active statefulness of Christianity for the virtue of forgiveness. “Exhaustive forgiveness (tit-for-tat) solves the prisoner’s dilemma game. In other words, it is the optimum strategy for identifying and sorting the pervasively immoral from the potentially Moral. In almost all cases, including the most addicted and criminal, people who are not otherwise mentally ill, will eventually fall to ‘seduction’ into Cooperation.”
Passive statefulness is how the parasite leverages a high-trust group’s virtues against itself. Passive is poison. tolerance is the passive statefulness of the virtue forgiveness, tolerance must be endured – which is why the left loves it. It exposes our empathy to the parasites.
Christianity fails where it makes excuses for sin and shortcomings and endures their effects – tolerance.
Forbearance is the active state of the virtue “forgiveness”. It is active, meaning it can be withdrawn should violations of reciprocity occur. Forgiveness is important as it is the only way to preserve trust in a high-trust group through the Reality of Human imperfection and accommodating graceful failure at scale.
Christianity succeeds where it specifically and intentionally acknowledges sin and shortcomings and then forgives – forbearance.
Also: I use tolerance to mean allowing costs to be assessed against non-consenting parties as ambiguity makes it unclear what additional party is specifically responsible for costs. It’s a passive state. No Agency. I use Forbearance to mean I intentionally take responsibility for the cost to allow someone else not to (ex. my children, my disabled kin, my employee that has not matured fully yet). It is an active state. Allows Agency. Furthermore: Where are you (your Church/belief/community) accepting of others living outside of the model of Christ without repentance?
“Repentance is the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by a commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better.” – it does not change your mind, it changes your behavior – it is a change in mindfulness itself. Repentance is the Christian restoration of Agency over action, over self. Even hanging from the cross his message to the thief was – own your actions. Do not seek the acknowledgment of your excuses. restore mindfulness. You can not be forgiven for what you did not do of your own accord, so own your choices and repent and you are forgiven.
How much of the application of faith today offers “forgiveness” to those who do not yet own their actions? This is not the virtuous forgiveness of forbearance – it can not be – it is tolerance. You literally can nor forbear a sin that has not been owned in repentance – you can only tolerate as ownership has not been claimed.
From the perspective of costs:
– Actions have associated costs.
– Immoral action imposes involuntary costs on others.
– Tolerance allows these costs to go unclaimed.
– Forbearance requires the costs to be claimed.
– Repentance is the claim of ownership over costs an individual previously imposed on others.
– Restitution is the covering of costs by the individual that created the costs.
– Forbearance is the cover of costs by anyone, not the individual that created the costs
– Forgiveness bridges the gap when an individual imposed a cost on others acknowledges ownership of that cost, but can not cover the costs either because they are unable or the cost is one that can not be restored
– Virtuous forgiveness is forbearance, it covers the cost without any loss of ownership nor ambiguity of ownership.