Xian Brainwashing

Sent in by NZC70

I've been a reader of this outstanding site for quite a while, and I've made it part of my daily reading. I've been wanting to participate more, but time hasn't allowed it. However, I've come across a new (at least to me) xian disturbing method of brainwashing that I just had to address.

Here's a prime example of how some xian preachers are now re-enforcing the hold they have over their "flock". They have the congregation hold up their bibles and repeat the following: "This is my bible: I am what it says I am; I have what it says I have; I can do what it says I can do. Today, I will be taught the Word of God. I'll boldly confess. My mind is alert; my heart is receptive; I will never be the same. I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever-living Seed of the Word of God. I'll never be the same - never, never, never! I'll never be the same, in Jesus' Name."

Boy, talk about brainwashing! It almost makes me want to puke. The really scary thing is the "flock" as they buy into this (remember one must have faith) are, or become, truely mindless lambs being led by master manipulators (mind you, some preachers probably really believe this crap, but I believe most are just working the mind control game for their own benefit).

How dare a true xian ever think for his/herself after "confessing" this. Talk about being blindly led down the primrose path. After having utted this preposterous statement, one ("a true believer") cannot possibly dare to think anything is true except what the bible and/or the preacher says. I see this as the most blatant and dangerous form of xian mind control yet enacted.

I guess one positive aspect (from our perspective) is that xtianity must be running scared to resort to this method.

I hate to admit that I too was once caught up in this "mind game", but I finally (after 20 years; my deconversion is very similar to most of the testimonies) saw it for what it is and have joyfully left it behind. So, understanding the mind control perpetrated up us fellow exians, I applaude you for standing on your own two feet, using your brain and common sense to think for yourself, and having the courage to make a decision to be free; I encourage you in your freedom!

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Anonymous said...

It certainly shows how much bullshit Christianity is, to brainwash people into believing in that book of bullshit: the "holey babble". Of coursde its all money. Fill the coffers of these crooks: the clergy of all Christian churches.

It should be illegal.

SpaceMonk said...

While I too can't stand such methods I can see it leading to it's own downfall.
People won't be able to live up to such extremes, and will find themselves questioning, maybe even as a group, which is good.

They may even see that noone amongst them is realy living up to such high ideals and so begin to doubt.
Although at first it will be painful to think agaisnt such indoctrination it could well be a cause for breaking points to be reached, and freedom gained...

Anonymous said...

This kind of thing isn't new. Remember the Apostles' Creed? I always rather felt like part of a cult mumbling that in unison with the rest of the congregation.

What's different about this is that it's a reaction to the challenges of maintaining a belief in a literal Bible in a world which is changing around them and scaring them to death.

Kind of reminds me of the lion in "The Wizard of Oz" crouching down with his eyes closed, repeating, "I DO believe in spooks, I DO believe in spooks."

freethinker05 said...

Heh Anonymous, thats a catchy phrase; "book of bullshit", note; I don't see it as insulting christians at all, just the book itself. Maybe I will use it from time to time, explaining the bible, if you don't mind. Thanks, Roger, A/A.....P.S. Nice testimonial NZC70

Aspentroll said...

"This is my bible: I am what it says I am;(nuttier than a fruit cake)
I have what it says I have;(no ability to think for my self)
I can do what it says I can do.(give money to the church)
Today, I will be taught the Word of God.(the greatest bullshit story ever told) I'll boldly confess. My mind is alert;(brainwashed)
My heart is receptive; I will never be the same.(no kidding)
I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever-living Seed of the Word of God.(total crap)
I'll never be the same - never, never, never! I'll never be the same, in Jesus' Name."(my mind is totally ruined).

The Russians couldn't have done a better job of brainwashing.

Huey said...

This is like the Marine's Rifle Creed:

"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine...."

I wonder, do they sleep with their bible? Do they give it a name? And are these idiot clergy trying to turn their laity into soldiers for christ, based on the military way?

Granted the military use a proven and effective form of brain washing but they need to. I am ex-military and understand the methods employed and why they are necessary. But to learn that the church are now copying some of the basics is somewhat frightening.

Perhaps we should have our own creed. Something like:

"He is not my god. There are many like him but they too are not mine. No god is my best friend....".

We can chant it at monthly meetings and such. We can sleep with our Invisible Pink Unicorn or Flying Spaghetti Monster coffee cups and give them names. We can....

Too over the top?

Anonymous said...

Full Metal Jacket [1987 Movie] - "This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun."

Parallel to Holy Book bound Theists: "This is my bible, this is my god. This is to make tribal, this is for fraud."

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