But I disagree. BKs are not just "normal people". They are the chosen few and God, himself, promised to protect them in the Murli. "No harm would come to them", he said. This is the whole point. Why do these abuse keep happening if "God" promises otherwise?andrey wrote:I think that we should not seek something extraordinary in this thread. Killings happen every day. BKs are just normal people. We cannot extract some moral for the BK
Why is it an important question? Because it is another example of the contradictions between what the god of the BKs says and what happens in reality which creates such cognitive dissonance within BK followers that they just choose to ignore or shut it out. A proof if you like. You want to invest importance into that which may have very little and then quickly remove and ignore it if fails.
It is also good that her memory continues to exists after they have washed the blood away. What will be very interesting to find out is if they "drank any of the blood" (e.g. if she willed anything to the BKWSU and if the Brahma Kumaris accepted the money etc).
Wikipedia wrote:Cognitive dissonance is a psychological state that describes the uncomfortable feeling when a person begins to understand that something the person believes to be true is, in fact, not true.
The term cognitive dissonance describes conflicting thoughts or beliefs (cognitions) that occur at the same time, or when engaged in behaviors that conflict with one's beliefs.
In simple terms, it can be the filtering of information that conflicts with what one already believes, in an effort to ignore that information and reinforce one's beliefs. In detailed terms, it is the perception of incompatibility between two cognitions, where "cognition" is defined as any element of knowledge, including attitude, emotion, belief, or behavior.