Charles, I hear what you are saying, but that is your opinion. What I am saying is a fact. You can indeed be brainwashed by religion. The people around the world who commit these horrible terrorist attacks, they do it in the name of their religion. The bible can be used as a shield for protection or as a sword to attack others with judgment and misperception. The bible even tells you that the devil himself tried to use the scriptures against Jesus himself. as a matter of fact I think that it is even easier to be brainwashed by something that you believe in.