Yes it is a type of zombism. Roy Masters, a skilled hypnotist, remarked that most people are constantly hypnotized (zombie-like) and thus are highly suggestible.
Cults usually isolate their flock, and usually do not allow social interaction with outside the flock. Johovah's witnesses do this, and they alienate their children from other kids in school, and outside of school. If you had seen the special, that was one thing I was struck by, was many of these kids felt alienated, and wished they could find friends other than religious kids. Intentional or not, these kids feel alienated. Even some religions not considered cults tend to do this alienating.
Its a tough call if you consider a Christian camp an equal effort of brainwashing, when this example of Atheists replacing words "God and Lord", with fantasy names, and a drilling the idea God is imaginary, than telling kids "you are free to decide for yourself", while they deal a stacked deck.
I am not so sure that the atheist camp is based on honest and true study of the Bible. Thats just my opinion.
You may hate Catholics, but the most highly educated group of people in theology, are the Cardinals of the world in the Catholic religion.
qmark wrote:I have my own church horror stories.
However, a question came to mind.inja wrote: But to me Christianity is part of my western culture and so I have found it to be important for her to know the stories and the understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
Can a non Christian help someone understand what it means to be a Christian?
Things like social norms change like the Fall television line-up.
orangetom1999 wrote:En-LugalThings like social norms change like the Fall television line-up.
LOL LOL LOL. Funny and yet appropriate you should phrase it in that manner...the fall television line-up.
It is just that I find this line of thought or phrasing..to be appropriate to the topic line in a nation where so many people have television and movie thoughts, television and movie emotions, television and movie values. Little original thinking going on. These mediums do most of their thinking for them.
Yes ..we can do our jobs and function in that capacity ..but do we really know much or have much experience outside of second hand television and movies??
No original thinking going on. And so many of these people are now voters. It is a scary thought.
It is brainwashing to me and I believe so few people realize it.
So what in reality is a social norm...is that too...a second hand substitution as well?? Someone else's norm...substituted for our's without us even knowing it??
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