Friday, September 16, 2011
Small gullible brainwashed children have a good excuse for their supernatural fantasies. That excuse is no longer valid after they grow up.
I would bet all religious indoctrination is pretty much the same, whatever the cult is.
My religious brainwashing was intense and it lasted several years. Perhaps it wasn't as bad as what the Protestant fundies had to endure, but it was a terrible waste of my youth.
I was the victim of a Catholic grade school, nine years of it from kindergarten thru 8th grade.
Try telling children "Christ died for your sins" several thousand times for 9 years and see what happens. The vast majority of those young victims will never recover from this idiocy.
But other children grow up and they figure out the whole thing was bullshit. They also figure out the brainwashers were insane assholes. If they're like me they're surprised not every victim realized what had happened to them. When I was in my 20's I met a student from my nine years of forced stupidity and I was shocked to find out he never grew up. He still had the same idiotic fantasies.
I've never been able to figure it out. This student had the best grades in the class, so he was the last person I would have expected to not recover from the disease.
Some of the other students were nitwits so of course they're not likely to ever accept reality. But how to explain when intelligent brainwashed victims never figure out religions and gods are bullshit?
I still don't get it. Here we are in the 21st century. We have the internet so it's easy to discover there's at least one billion normal people (AKA atheists) in the world. We have never ending scientific discoveries that show beyond any doubt supernatural magic is an unnecessary idea. We have professional normal people writing books about the religion problem and why it's bullshit. Yet there's still these diseased people who should have been cured a long time ago. What's their problem?
I have to stop here because I can't explain it.