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.
Hmmmm...I've not heard of the name Roy Masters..but will have to look him up..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Masters_(commentator
I am thinking that this is how alot of women/females work on their men to get them to run their plays to touchdown. And by suggestion get the guys to think the idea was his. Very effective on alot of men out here. Getting a man run for the touchdown....without really thinking about the nature of the play being carried out.
Is this also how alot of politicians work...subtlty...suggestion...privily?? Working the emotional insecurity to get to the goal??? In this view I often examine politicians for their feminine traits.
Agree Greeny2..it is what seeds we plant. Whether our offspring realize it or not. Whether they appreciate it or not. We try to plant seeds which will be beneficial to them in the long run..not just the short run...or instant gratification..but for the long run when we will no longer be able to pick them up and dust off their bottoms. By the way..Greeny2...I call this Love.
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.
I've seen several women do this with their men...isolation...because they are afraid of competing ideas and also any thought/behavior competitions to their programs. Some men do it too but mostly I have seen women do it. I call it insecurity. And yes..it can be a devout religious dogma.
The emphasis of this world is social...instant gratification results ..through social contacts....in short ..emoting. Not thinking or doing per se. Accompanying this is entitlement beliefs...with someone else taking the Risks out of life for us.
You learn after awhile that this world is not always the product advertised. As a matter of fact..seldom it it the product advertised. Hence I do not put much stock in it.
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.
Agree..a stacked deck is what I detect the world doing to us. Not allowing us to see or detect the other/reverse side of the coin so to speak...or look under the rug..behind the curtain.
I am not so sure that the atheist camp is based on honest and true study of the Bible. Thats just my opinion.
I tend towards agreement with this statement of yours just by the experience of dealing with so many Atheists on this board as well as others. Sometimes you realize how much emoting is going on with them..not thinking per se.
For we are to reason together..not emote together
I have to disagree with you on one thing you posted here Greeny2..this here.
You may hate Catholics, but the most highly educated group of people in theology, are the Cardinals of the world in the Catholic religion.
There is no doubt that the Catholic Schools have very high academic standards. If they did not ...I see no reason to have religious schools or even private schools if they cannot be more academic or maintain a higher standard than public schools.
But it is not a matter of education per se...it is a matter of Faith. Nothing wrong with education per se. But Faith is a very different thing. I know many people who are highly educated..but I would not trust them to feed my pets as I am fond of declaring. I would also not give many of them a wrench.
It should also read...the Cardinals in His service..not Cardinals in the world in the Catholic Religion.
Thanks to all for their posts,