Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?
We do incomprehensible things to one another. Why? Do we ignore our hunches or do we arrogantly err? Are we just naïve or intrinsically evil that even when we go all out to do better we just defer to wickedness?
Perhaps, but more feasible it is a more universal dilemma, misunderstood since Socrates, that is if you’re a fan of his profound work.
The conventional sense is that as people we can do awful things to other people inherently because we were all born sinners and are hemmed into it unless if Jesus breaks that shackle for us.
But now, the logical codes of humanity taught us that one or few errors are pardonable. More…? Well, that needs to be accounted for.
And now it is on the issue of accounting for it where usually most people’s disquietude lies. Some recognise that they are flawed and own every mistake they commit. Some blame alcohol and drugs and whatever, any other influential and intoxicating things people have to hornswoggle themselves from reality.
However, at the apogee of it all are those that believe that some rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world and spiritual forces of evil in the supernatural spheres are answerable for their misdeeds.
American pop-star and proclaimed born-again Christian Chris Brown is one. The celebrated singer was last week reportedly arrested, again, for a 2017 incident in which he hit a photographer hired by a Florida nightclub to photograph the event.
The arrest is the latest of a string of events where he has been accused of violence- his most infamous example, of course, being his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
“Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?”
Chris Brown has used an unusual tactic with the public when he is arrested, or when he is indicted for beating up a woman. Or for beating up someone taking pictures of him. Or when he is trying to hide a stash of weapons from police.
The drama-catching singer blames the devil and sometimes even God when it comes to accounting for his celebrity antics.
In a recent documentary, Chris Brown has stated regret over some of his violent actions. Unfortunate to relate, he did not claim to be in full control, rather; he says it was the devil who controlled him.
He has also published messages on social media about his powerlessness to Satan.
In 2015 he posted this: (read at your own discretion.)
When u tired of the fucking devil ruining your life and u hear God speak for the first time. No one knows what I deal with on a day to day. The average man wouldn’t hesitate to blow his fucking brains out but that’s the cowards way out… Most won’t understand the genius and beauty in change and learning and the people who have devilish intentions will win in the short term. My soul will always be pure of heart. What’s on the surface always looks like one big party but inside there is a little boy looking for help and guidance. People say “be a man”. Yeah, that’s right but it doesn’t take away any pain you really go through. I just wanna stay out the way and do music. Most importantly and great father. I don’t have any more patience for anything that will cause me to self destruct!!
Chris Brown is a born-again Christian who credits religion with improving his singing. He has spoken about his faith as a critical component of his success when he was a burgeoning star.
As his violent incidents made him a pariah in the world of music and movies, he would continually return to religion when asked about his behaviour. Sometimes the messages would confuse, like the time Brown’s mother said “You see this whole thing isn’t about Chris. It’s about God. He wants to show all of you the goodness of him through Chris.”
And most of the time Brown himself proclaims that God will help him become a better person.
This is a route taken by some celebrities caught in terrible situations. They beg forgiveness, seek help from God, and hope the public forgets about the incident as quickly as possible. Saying you’re sorry does not always seem genuine. But saying you’re sorry to God adds more gravitas to your message.
It is unclear how long Chris Brown will be in jail. It is also unclear if he will use religion to excuse his behaviour.
Resource: World Religion News