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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 10:14 AM

15. I think children are basically born as empty vessels

Whether that emptiness is filled with Christian fundamentalism, Islam, or Wicca is a toss up. They will follow what they're taught until one of them realizes--hey, I can lead these people to my way of thinking. It may be an admirable person striving for the greater good (Gandhi), or it may be a sociopath like Trump/Hitler that is motivated by greed and visions of grandeur.

In my experience, most people born into a hard-core Christian home is like being born with Stockholm syndrome. They are so conditioned to assimilation, they wouldn't dream of questioning the reining religious authority. But a few of us survive that pounding to become independent thinkers. We question bullshit, whether it be religious or political.

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