Why is it that when a Christian says they were born into the religion and they have stayed in it because it is what they feel is right, they are called close minded, brainwashed and their reply in voted down, yet nobody cares that Jews are Jews because they were born into it, and most of them stay with the religion because they think it is right. Nobody cares about the Hindu lady around here that was raised Hindu and is still Hindu. Everybody thinks its great when someone says they were raised in an Atheist home and are still an atheist. Why aren’t they considered brainwashed? Why is it just the Christians who were raised that way and decide to stay Christian as an adult that are brainwashed? (I am a Buddhist, by the way - born and raised)
Asked by Anonymous at 5:16 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Religious Debate
Answer by momto2boys973 at 10:23 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 6:00 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:50 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Sorry, I ran out of room again...
My point is, people who actually take the time to educate themselves or try to understand others and then can honestly say "This path is right for me." Even if it was the path they grew up on, are making a choice... They are exercising their free will to choose the path that's right for them. On the flip side are those who simply believe they are right because this is what was drilled in to their head and they couldn't care less what other paths may hold, or those who are literally to afraid to look beyond what they were taught because it could mean their doom (or so they think)... THEY are Brianwashed...
When talking "cult" type of beliefs, it's easy to see a difference, it's the day to day belief systems that cloud it a bit more...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:14 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by MommyH2 at 6:14 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by MaryWolfe at 6:47 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 8:25 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:11 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
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