The Urantia clearly says that we are not all equal. But if I said anything derogatory about Brian, I apologize. Sometimes I don't word things properly. If there is a better way to say this stuff, please teach me the better way to speak about it. But please don't tell me not to speak of it. Don't silence the whole discussion just because it is not politically correct. This is a Urantia Book forum here to discuss Urantia Book concepts. I know this discussion would be inappropriate for just about every where else. But us UB readers should be able to talk about it somehow.
Having read this topic I can understand your concerns regarding Brian and those that seem to still bother you but, I’ve seen this type of behavior in others. Your observations seem sincere enough but there are many pieces of information that you have indicated about Brian and there are many that are only implied.
If I had to make a lay diagnosis, I would say that it would be “Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder” which is not the same as OCD. According to the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) the personality form of OCD is more likely in that Brain is over 60 years old and came from wealthy parents. It is not as predominant today as it was in Brian’s youth because discipline is not as predominant. Being that he acquired a Law Degree would indicate that he was intelligent enough to go through school but when it came to passing the Bar what he learned was not in his heart. Being that he attempted to pass the Bar 8 times would indicate that his parents were behind his attempt which would indicate a discipline in his upbringing that would suggest a subconscious rebellion to his parents, most likely because his father was a lawyer so he had to be a lawyer. His failure to pass the Bar was probably not due to inability but a statement of not wanting to be a lawyer and this was the easiest way to get around the stress.
You also indicated that he was married, had a child, and because of what you indicated his wife did he went to prison. Not knowing what this crime was and how long he spent in prison are probably the biggest factors as to his behavior. Being that he went to prison might indicate that he was guilty but there may have been circumstances that where he just gave up and accepted his failures in life. Depending on how long he spent in prison and how he was treated there based on his crime may have set in him a survival instinct that persons can get in those environments. Being locked in a cell, given all your clean-clothing and food, being told when to shower, when to do this or that and being dependent on inmates to stay alive can have something to do with not dropping your bar of soap. Lesser people might have went the route of suicide in the same conditions but, we do not know for sure. It is possible that his religious upbringing keeps him from the latter.
Everything else that you indicated does not, to me, seem to have anything to do with a defect that Brian might have but it does seem to have come from his upbringing and circumstance of his life.
Being that he does not pose a threat to himself or others would indicate that he is allowed to function in this manor without society interfering but, it is most evident that he does need therapy of the kind that you are not able to give him.
It would seem to me that your interest in him was very intuitive in that you saw something that you might understand or relate too. We all have a need to love and be loved but for some who can no long relate to reality after being broken, like Brain, it will take a much stronger intervention then you may be able to provide.
I’m sure that the first emotion that God felt after self-recognition was loneliness, which was the building block of the eternal universe.
Edited by As-Above-So-Below, 25 February 2012 - 06:43 PM.