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Do you think religion can brainwash people?

kidkewlsgirl8888 2010/05/05 13:54:17
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  • FRED 2010/05/06 03:15:02
    yes
    FRED
    +10
    Religion is the greatest scam on earth. More people are fooled and swindled out of their hard earned money, brainwashed by fairy tales full of silly fantasies and robbed of their ability to think by false, self-serving preachers as well as "men of god" than even can be counted. tales silly fantasies robbed ability false self-serving preachers god counted

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  • Kacie Anderson 2014/08/14 23:59:13
    yes
    Kacie Anderson
    I don't think the bible is brain washing I think the church is the cause brainwashing because they should be teaching the bible how it is book that is written over 6000 years ago and even more and that's how it's was written but the preach the lessons as if it was written in today's time and who ever goes to church or even reads the bible needs to remember that a majority of those words have completely different meaning back in 1400 BC and 1AD from today in 2014 and we need to take that in to account when reading the bible or at church
  • beachgirlforever40 2012/07/28 18:53:39
    yes
    beachgirlforever40
    My neighbor and I had a debate the other day about religion. She is 70 and I am 40. Two different generations. Anyway, she and I totally clashed about if there is a god. I am agnostic and believe there could be a higher power but am not positive because I've chosen to think for myself and research the scientific aspect of religion. I told her some of my findings and she refused to believe that science is real because it is produced by man. personally, I don't agree with her at all. Science disproves her beliefs and I think she is brainwashed by years of being told how to think. Therefore, I think she is afraid that she is incorrect. Or she is so far gone, she actually believes all this crap.
  • no belief 2011/08/08 15:51:50
    yes
    no belief
    +1
    People have always tried to find the answers to life's mysteries. I was brainwashed since birth by Catholicism inflicted by my parents. I have used reason to unravel this subtle deceit and brainwashing. I have created my own religion which is called The Mystery that no one will ever discover. My religion just involves believing in me which is all that matters in the end.
  • Kev 2011/01/14 00:00:31
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  • WshngMchn 2010/05/08 20:09:34
    yes
    WshngMchn
    Yes, but the issue should be specifics, not "religion." Anything can be a means of brainwashing.

    By all means, defend gay marriage and smoke out extremists. But everyday religion just brainwashes people into being happy.
  • Not Falling 4 U 2010/05/07 16:22:52
    yes
    Not Falling 4 U
    +1
    Definetly, if your'e not religoues at all, and then you go to a church service, you might think it's a little over the top, but you might hink it's normal. But this spring when I had to go to a boyscout ceremony for my older brother, the insanely strong references to god and how men have to serve their country with god in mind and act how god does and things like that, I felt like in was in a Klan meeting, seriously, Lighten up with the breainwashing!!!!!!
  • lucky 2010/05/07 16:15:59
    well...
    lucky
    +1
    Anyone can be brainwashed, you can just as easily be brainwashed into despising religion as believing in religion. Sit a child down even 2 hours a day and tell that child nothing but bad things about religion and you are brainwashing that child.
  • Not Fal... lucky 2010/05/07 16:24:25
    Not Falling 4 U
    +1
    True, the best solution would be to let them decide for themselves, and have each side presented to them without bias. but we all know how often that actually happens in real life
  • ZestyCheeto 2010/05/07 14:54:29
    yes
    ZestyCheeto
    +1
    Definitely. I've seen it happen. Scary stuff. =O
  • TananaTrish 2010/05/07 13:03:50
    yes
    TananaTrish
    +1
    One video is worth a thousand words.

  • kidkewl... TananaT... 2010/05/07 13:18:19
    kidkewlsgirl8888
    +1
    so can this video
  • TananaT... kidkewl... 2010/05/07 13:28:24
    TananaTrish
    +2
    How sick and pathetic.... Its not bad enough that they spew this out to adults but to do this to children is nothing short of the worst kind of abuse.
  • kidkewl... TananaT... 2010/05/07 13:30:27
    kidkewlsgirl8888
    +1
    i know plus it is easier for children to fall for things.. so they are going to be stuck..
  • TananaT... TananaT... 2010/05/07 13:25:48
    TananaTrish
    This is a for real Westboro baptist church by the way, not a pun.
  • Red high priestess in Nyx I... 2010/05/07 12:37:48
    yes
    Red high priestess in Nyx I trust
    +1
    My dad thinks so!
  • NOBAMA 2010/05/07 10:32:11
    well...
    NOBAMA
    +1
    I think that the lack of belief in Christ allows people to be brainwashed. Religion is man-made, so there will always be opportunity to dominate the minds and will of unsuspecting people. True belief in God is in a persons spirit and heart and I believe that God will lead those in truth who allow Him to.
  • SonofSpermcube 2010/05/07 07:23:17 (edited)
    well...
    SonofSpermcube
    Considering that most religions begin their indoctrination as soon as you can understand speech, they don't NEED to brainwash people...they've already defined the way in which people will think about things.


    I've been reading "The Fourth Part of the World," and the discussion of the role of Christianity in European exploration, as a motivation for it, and Christian Europe's attitude toward outsiders is a perfect example of what I mean. Things like interpreting everything they saw to be something out of Christian mythology. (Well, if they didn't think it was something that Marco Polo or Ptolemy described.)

    Religion framed their interpretation of everything. They were raised from childhood to think that way. The particular framing provided by most religions has changed, but still, religious people learn to think in a manner either influenced by (in the case of more hands-off approaches, or approaches so overbearing that they cause rebellion) or dictated by their religions. Since it is done from early childhood, there is nothing to wash.
  • Mel Winchester 2010/05/07 04:06:50
    yes
    Mel Winchester
    +1
    Absolutely.
  • Demon Dolphin 2010/05/07 03:21:11
    yes
    Demon Dolphin
    +1
    Sometimes, yes.
  • Lovely 2010/05/07 03:06:24
    no
    Lovely
    not my religion!
  • Tafelappen 2010/05/07 01:29:24
    yes
    Tafelappen
    +1
    I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily have to
  • Quazimoto 2010/05/07 00:39:05
    no
    Quazimoto
    Can a individual not make decisions for themselves without claiming to be brainwashed ? Our prisons are also full of people who claim to be innocent.
  • 1206720 2010/05/07 00:27:20
  • Andrea 2010/05/07 00:26:45
    well...
    Andrea
    +1
    People can be brainwashed to believe anything, so it isn't just religion that is the culprit.
  • Therrmos 2010/05/06 23:03:41
    yes
    Therrmos
    +1
    Can, does, and has from it's beginning. Sometimes for the good sometimes for the bad.
  • Cymech Dragon 2010/05/06 22:58:34
    well...
    Cymech Dragon
    No more so than the lack of religion. Hello there, Josef Stalin.
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  • PedoBear 2010/05/06 19:45:35
    yes
    PedoBear
    +2
    I have a friend (she moved last year) and she used to be really nice, and then when her parents forced her into Sunday School, she started preaching to us and insulting our religions.
    I go to an international school. Half of the people are religious, half are atheist or agnostic. So when she said to my other muslim friend: "Your religion is really fake, compared to mine. So just convert and find Jesus!" My muslim friend cried and didn't talk to her for almost a month. She became a total b*tch and insulted all of us constantly.
  • Gloria 2010/05/06 18:08:46
    yes
    Gloria
    +3
    The world would be better off.
  • Simmeri... Gloria 2010/05/07 01:33:39
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    This guy approves your message!
  • fam 2010/05/06 18:04:37
    yes
    fam
    +3
    Of course, religion is evil
  • al 2010/05/06 18:02:28
    yes
    al
    +2
    absolutely
  • Bogie 2010/05/06 17:33:10 (edited)
    yes
    Bogie
    +2
    Religion has an incredible power over billons of people. It can cause complete absence of logical thought let alone brainwashing. It is the cause of pretty much all human suffering including the crucifiction of Christ. In many ways religion is the antithesis of faith because it removes the only source of faith and supplants it with ritual and faith by proxy, which is an illusion but this illusion is much easier to follow than genuine faith.
  • insane1 2010/05/06 17:18:23
    yes
    insane1
    +1
    Religions are no different the cults. THEY"RE ALL FOR THE MINDLESS...... Personally I can't say enough about my hatred toward religion....
  • captkirk999 2010/05/06 17:17:02
    yes
    captkirk999
    Just watch Jesus camp and you will get your answer
  • Simmeri... captkir... 2010/05/07 01:32:58
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    I watched Jesus Camp and I was brainwashed into thinking abortion was for intellectuals and only opposed by those silly religious people.
  • kmay 2010/05/06 16:59:33 (edited)
    well...
    kmay
    +2
    Evil people use 'religion' to brainwash vulnerable people.
  • flippytude 2010/05/06 15:10:36
    well...
    flippytude
    +3
    Religion overall can't brainwash people, but people can use religion to brainwash others.

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