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923 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Which group of people is more likely to be brainwashed: atheists or the religious?

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17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 10:22:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Religious" really covers a large group...
Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Muslims, etc.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 10:23:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I said Muslims twice. haha...
you get the point though. :P
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 10:42:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Would that be the radioactive tent cult on the left?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/22/04 - 7:17:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/23/04 - 4:51:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really like the term 'brainwashed'. My choice here would be religious though. Based solely on the blind faith.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/23/04 - 4:55:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Religious... there told things that can't be proven.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/23/04 - 5:52:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Any group where there is an actual, organized mindset is more likely to have brainwashing. That means the religious here. It also means political parties, military, Amway, and even sports fans. If atheists were ever to get organized, you'd see brainwashing there, too.
Peer pressure might even be a mild form of brainwashing, which covers a lot of atheists.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/23/04 - 11:17:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
What UL said. Although I think religious 'brainwashing' lasts for a lifetime. Peer pressure tends to let up for most people once they reach adulthood.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/2/04 - 2:26:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Same thing really isn't it?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/17/04 - 10:55:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
actually neither. They are both strongly set in their beliefs that it would be hard to detour them. It's those who have no direction that are the most likely to be brainwashed.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/8/04 - 9:37:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think religious people are more likely, because the fact that they're religious means that they're brainwashed to some extent. There is a set of ideas that they're required to believe or they are not good Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. Atheists can pretty much believe whatever they want, so it's harder to have anything to brainwash them WITH.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/1/04 - 4:14:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
now a days athiests becuase they belive the almight sciece and whatever scientists belive, so i think that athiests are more brainwashed these days i'm not saying that some religious groups can brainwash people
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/1/04 - 4:18:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's fairly ironic you should say that, seeing as you were blatantly brainwashed into thinking it.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 3:49:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
actually, are you sure, you were brainwashed into thinking that?
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 3:50:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not at all brainwashed, jem, thanks.
I don't believe there's a god not because "Almight science" tells me so, thank you.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 4:49:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Science, in any case, says nothing about the existence or otherwise of God, and it simply is not atheistic, so it's erroneous to connect the two, as jem did.

Nevertheless, on a purely practical level, science has many achievements to point out, so it's not clear where jem's mysterious "brainwashing" is occurring here. I suspect he doesn't really understand what science is.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 4:56:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Religious, because faith is believing what you know ain't so.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 5:01:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, in a sense atheists also have faith. They have faith that there is no god.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/4/04 - 5:21:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's typically from a lack of evidence altogether, and that's not a faith issue.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/10/04 - 5:51:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am a christian and I am not brainwashed at all.What I believe is up to me, no body else. Its just a feeling that I get that I know that the bible is the truth when I read it. We get together and study the word because we don't understand it all and by being together we learn from each other.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/29/04 - 7:54:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
When I read the bible I just get the feeling that it is false. You cannot base truth on feelings, because feelings are objective: they differ from person to person. I am an atheist, and though I do not feel brainwashed (typically you need contact with manipulative people who want you to believe in what they believe in order to be brain washed, and I know no other atheists) I know that I am biased. I try to be open-minded and I have respect for basically all religions, but I do believe that religious people tend to be brainwashed, otherwise they would not necessarily follow the religions of their fathers, they would be open-minded and seek out the religion and find out what is right for them, be that Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, or no religion at all.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/29/04 - 8:03:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow, I had no idea there was actually an Atheist symbol. Anyway, I think both groups are equally likely to be brainwashed--it's way too difficult to make such broad generalizations, as there are both easily-brainwashed followers of a religion and easily brainwashed atheists.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/12/04 - 7:22:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Atheism is as much a faith in something unproven as is a religion. As a Christian, I believe God exists, though there's no concrete physical proof. Someone who's an atheist believes God does not exist, though there's no proof of that either. Technically, from the point of view of this question, there's no difference, then.

That said, there's no correlation between believing religious beliefs and gullibility. Thus, there's no reason to believe either group (though really the same) are more likely to be brainwashed.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/12/04 - 7:24:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bah, only strong atheism "I believe there is no God" requires faith. Weak atheism, such as mine "I don't believe there is a God" is just a decleration of what you think is likely without claiming to know something you can't know.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/12/04 - 7:26:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Religious groups probably. But I'm not even going to get into it.

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