Can You be Brainwash by Religion?

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  • #3447
    Mask AppealMask Appeal
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    Religion plays a role in the lives of over 90% of the population. However, some are of the belief that religion can be very brainwashing… So my question for discussion is: can you become brainwashed by Religion?

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    #3449
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    First off: no preacher, no pastor, no deacon, absolutely no one can tell me more about God than I could find out for myself through my personal relationship with God. I have a deep personal relationship with God; always have. As a matter of fact, I was introduced to God, even before I was introduced to religion. When I look at nature, I see God.

    As I grow older and wiser, I have begin to question certain things and practices about religion. 1. I hate the fact that throughout the history of mankind, more people have died and killed in the name of religion than anything else.

    Also, religion often use fear to controll your way of thinking. Its like, if you do this, your going to hell. They basically tell you that you will be punished for having the flaws that you were engineered with.

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    #3604
    Word SmithWord Smith
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    I actually agree, I think that you can be brainwashed by anything if your not true to it, or if you allow yourself to get so lost in it that you cant find your way.

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    #3638
    Lashawn WilliamstonLashawn Williamston
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    Yes you c an definitely become brainwashed by anything especially Religion! some people have absolutely no clue as to what to believe on their own most of them follow a religion that they were taught and never took the time to research for themselves.

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    #3847
    Sky RobertsSky Roberts
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    I think that one of the main reasons why so many terrorist exist today is because of peoples religious belief.
    people are so brainwashed by their religion that they are willing to kill themselves and other people!!!

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    #3932
    Word SmithWord Smith
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    @sky good point about the terrorist, thats a lot of them Muslims who take ish too far.

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    #4132
    Natavia KingNatavia King
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    I watch my mother lose her Mind as she battle with Religion. my grandmother waited on a so called JESUS but in my Eyes I am the GOD and life is NO longer a MYSTERY.

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    #4141
    Lisa LorenLisa Loren
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    Dont get me wrong I will never bash Religion just for the purpose of bashing it, but I will agree that it can be brainwashing, but it also depends on many things like your religious teacher.

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    #4188
    Black CommunityBlack Community
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    I think that not only can you be brainwashed by religion, but also religion can be used for propaganda and manipulation. Just look how the bible describes Jesus, but yet when you go to 80% of the churches you see white Jesus with straight hair.

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    #4239
    Mask AppealMask Appeal
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    @sky you make a good point about some Muslims taking that belief a little too far, I do think that religion can be brainwashing, however in defence of religion whether you believe in it or not… I think that when it comes to the muslim situation, a lot of the people are lost in there own self belief and they just use the Muslim religion to justify there selfish evil ways.

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    #4537
    Charles WatersCharles Waters
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    You can never be brainwashed by something you believe in. religion is a chioce and if you choose to believe in it then you cant be brainwashed by it.

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    #4976
    Mask AppealMask Appeal
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    @Charles you make a great point, however I disagree.

    when you say: If you choose to believe in it, you can’t be brainwashed by it, good point… However, 90% of us don’t choose to believe in Religion. We are taught and trained to believe in Religion. Mentally and subconsciously, many of us are adopted into religion. If you grew up in a Christian home, more than likely, you will grow up to become A Christian. We christening the baby before the baby can talk or walk.

    If you grew up in a Muslim home, chances are you will become a Muslim… and same for any other religion out there. The bottom line is we are adopted into religion based on the influences of culture, circumstances, and geographic… because often times depending on where you live in the world, it dictates your religion. that within itself to me is a form of brainwashing.

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    #5027
    Charles WatersCharles Waters
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    I hear what your saying, but like I said, I dont believe that you can be brainwashed by something that you choose to believe in. The word of God can never be used to brainwash Gods people.

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    #5711
    Mask AppealMask Appeal
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    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.

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    #5861
    Charles WatersCharles Waters
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    Ok valid points. I guess the point of view that im coming from is, if you dont allow religion to corrupt you then you wont be corrupted. However, I see your point.

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    #6125
    Mask AppealMask Appeal
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    I hear ya

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    #9474
    Alex SmartAlex Smart
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    Yes, religion can brainwash a whole nation.

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    #9585
    Larry GeorgeLarry George
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    You can only be brainwash by flase profits.

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    #9773
    Charles WatersCharles Waters
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    @Larry I agree 100%. That was the ooint that I’ve been trying to make. It is the false profits who misguide yiu not necessarily the religion.

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