You don’t have a lizard brain
No reptilian brain. Or paleomammalian brain. And certainly no neomammalian brain. (Hey, maybe that’s where they got the Neo character in The Matrix…no, I don’t think so.) Before I go any further, I gotta ask. Why, in the name of godzilla, would you ever want to identify with a lower creature? Why would you ever, ever, ever want a lizard brain? I believe I know why many would.
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People who claim a lizard brain don’t love God.
Pure and simple. Or should I say not-so-pure and sad? Yeah, I think I’ll go with that. Anyway, it’s ironic, but not surprising, that anyone who wouldn’t want to identify with a Supreme being would feel comfortable identifying with a lower creature. And the dirty, broken world we live in is daily proof of where that worldview leads.
So, I keep seeing references to lizard brain popping up. From social media, to emails, to articles on websites. These misinformed, mistaken, and misaligned people actually believe in a triune brain. But they can’t begin to imagine believing in a triune God.
And that leads to saying things like certain parts of your brain are older than others. They actually believe humans started with a brain stem which was supposed to be “responsible for primitive survival instincts such as aggression and fear.” And that apparently “evolved” into a more complex brain that included the limbic system.
I’ve talked about the limbic system before.
They say the limbic system “is responsible for, among other things, our emotional bonding to other creatures–other humans such as family members and friends.” Get that? The limbic system is responsible. Not you or me. The system. So, if you’re incapable of showing your wife some love, dude, remember, it’s not you. Just say, “Hey babe, it’s not hardwired into my system.” She’ll understand.
Yeah, there’s the root problem. Responsibility. If you’re just another reptile, then you’re just a work in progress. And a work in progress is gonna have problems. Revisions are needed. The system requires more development. Just wait till version 100.0 is ready. Wow, humans will be, to coin an overused term, amazing. And maybe we can speed up the process by figuring out how to make that amazing hybrid human. You know, mostly human, but part robot/android.
Yeah, that’ll be cool.
Or how about this? How about looking deeper into your incredible brain. How about discovering all the untapped abilities you have in the exponentially more complex design that is YOU? And I know you’re exponentially more complex. Because you had an infinitely more complex Designer. By the way, He not only made you and your complex brain…he also made reptiles and their complex brains.
So, stop the lizard and start the wizard in your brain.
You were well-made with a wholly human brain.
So, don’t let your life go swirling down the drain
To a swamp of endless dread. Choose to raise your eyes instead
And behold the One who will remove your chain.
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