In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors as an act of kindness.
See any similarities between believing in the god from holy texts and Stockholm syndrome?
I know that believers aren't necessarily considered "hostages," in the truest sense of the word.
But if a religious mind refuses to evaluate the bible critically (without emotion), as well as a critical evaluation of contrary objective facts that disprove what they believe, is it possible that their mind is theoretically held hostage to one way of thinking?
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 10:58 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Renee3K at 11:39 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
She didn't repost. She actually had posted this ridiculous thing twice and this one was hiding over in the religion and beleifs section until now. I don't think anything needs to be repeated just direct people over to the closed question and we're good.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:01 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 12:55 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 11:47 PM on Mar. 26, 2011