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The Depths of Indoctrination 3: A "Divine" Fall

Started Mar 12, 2012 0 Replies

I previously wrote two blog entries detailing a couple of personal incidents that seemed, to me, to display just how pervasive and invasive indoctrination is in the minds of the religious, especially…Continue

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The Depths of Indoctrination 3: A "Divine" Fall

I previously wrote two blog entries detailing a couple of personal incidents that seemed, to me, to display just how pervasive and invasive indoctrination is in the minds of the religious, especially Christians (because they are the group with which I have the most experience).  I decided to post the third entry as a discussion, because I want some input on a question or two related to the incident I will be describing.  So, without further ado:Recently, my father has gone through a struggle…See More
Mar 12, 2012
Doug Reardon commented on Joshua Perkins's blog post 'The Depths of Indoctrination Part 2'
"We can never truly "get into the head" of someone else, if you haven't got the genetic make up for some trait you will never really understand it, if you have it then you'll never understand those who don't.  I lack the…"
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"Doug, would you mind elaborating on why my post reminds you of that saying?"
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Joshua Perkins commented on Joshua Perkins's blog post 'The Depths of Indoctrination Part 2'
"Fair enough.   The problem for me is, it's hard not to feel something for a friend.  And pity is the best word for what I'm experiencing."
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"There's a saying that: good people cannot understand why evil people are bad, and evil people cannot understand why good people aren't."
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Ed commented on Joshua Perkins's blog post 'The Depths of Indoctrination Part 2'
"It would be a mistake to pity them. If a theist is presented with sound logic and reason and still clutches fast to Bronze Age myth I can only leave them to their folly.  "Science adjusts it’s views based on what’s…"
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The Depths of Indoctrination Part 2

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 7:54pm 5 Comments

I hope several people got a chance to read my first blog post.  This is, obviously, the second entry in what I hope will be a long-lasting and informative blog.  As per the first entry, this one will take the form of a narrative recounting an experience which, in my opinion, highlights just how far-reaching indoctrination really is.  So here goes:

A couple weeks ago as of this writing, I was on Facebook chatting with a good friend of mine.  It was your basic friendly banter and…

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The Depths of Indoctrination

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

Ah, my first blog post on Think Atheist, and to be quite honest, my first blog post since the era of Myspace.  Ironically, many of my posts of those days were very religious in nature, and probably sounded a lot like the experience I will be recounting in the next several paragraphs or so.  I had previously toyed around with starting some sort of atheism-themed blog, but never really got around to it, so I would like to take just a quick moment to thank the creators of Think Atheist for…

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At 6:46pm on December 5, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Joshua!

 
 
 

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