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I like that Leon. I'll have to remember that phrase. Thanks
---Elder on 6/22/13


"Proper knowledge of the Word of God and Jesus is brain washing.
Paul said in Phil 4:8,
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
This will wash and clean the filth and dirt out of your brain and thoughts. You will go home a new clean person.
I hope more get "brain washed" this way!"
---Elder on 6/21/13


I agree Elder. The choice before all of mankind (past, present & future) is to be washed clean or else be washed out! :)
---Leon on 6/22/13


Yes, RELIGION is brainwashing. Christianity is not RELIGION, but a Person. That's the difference.

When RELIGION can get people to worship someone by the name of Ron, well, what can I say, RON? RON? or is it Larry? What does the L stand for? L. Ron...
---kathr4453 on 6/22/13


Proper knowledge of the Word of God and Jesus is brain washing.
Paul said in Phil 4:8,
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
This will wash and clean the filth and dirt out of your brain and thoughts. You will go home a new clean person.
I hope more get "brain washed" this way!
---Elder on 6/21/13


Does anyone else think religion is brainwashing?

Josh: I believe impure, world religion is mind numbing & brain polluting! (James 1)
---Leon on 6/21/13




Shira, I agree that the sinner's prayers are sending many people to hell just as confession are as well.
Buy, only because they are wise guys who think they can sin and sin because they are SAVED via sinner's prayers.
As many Catholics think they can sin and sin as long as they confess to a Priest the sins.
They are not sorry for the sins that places them in hell.
All deserves to go to hell.
But, only those who are sorry of the their sins and ask for forgiveness will go to heaven.
---Nikki on 6/21/13


nikki, sinners prayer is sending many good people to hell. my husband went in military and the chaplain told him he would be saved if he signed the sinners prayer at the back of his new testament. actually, he was saved 50 years later. that is another reason I don't like tracts to be represented as salvation. some think all they have to do is say the sinners prayer and just saying it don't get it done. many are being deceived. nikki, I am glad you are saved if you are indeed saved.
---shira4368 on 6/20/13


Shira, thanks. I know you are sincere. We believe you have to be born again as well. But, we take Jesus' Words in Mark 16:16 for Salvation for being born again.

If it makes you feel better when I was 12 years old at a Baptist Church they got me to say the 'sinner's prayer'.
I use to Church hop.
---Nikki on 6/19/13


nikki, I am not going to condemn your faith. all I can say is you must be born again. if someones faith don't teach that, it is false. the bible is very clear concerning salvation. I pray you will be saved. please contact me and I will help you. shira4368
---shira4368 on 6/19/13


...Then believe all other doctrine that is not contradicted by the teachings of the Savior.
---A_servant on 6/17/13

Most doctrine today contradicts. One needs witnesses in the examination. Eye witnesses supplied by the Apostles. Prophetic witnesses supplied by the prophets.
A loving GOD would not leave us in the tangles of the confused multiple, opposed doctrines of today without searchable truths. These are supplied. For those who search. The understanding is opened for the asking.
Mat_7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Luk_24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
---Trav on 6/18/13




In a bizarre sense, you are correct. RELIGION is brainwashing. The labels and traditional customs we place on ourselves are indeed brainwashing. The only way to combat this is to believe by FAITH and not RELIGION. First examine the words of Christ, by which all doctrine is profitable for reproof correction, etc... Then believe all other doctrine that is not contradicted by the teachings of the Savior.
---A_servant on 6/17/13


None can believe what a change from catholism to baptist.
---shira4368 on 6/13/13

I can't disagree. But, I can truly say the same with baptists who come Catholic.

I have heard them say how the Bible finally makes sense to them. How they feel complete in Jesus as a Catholic because of Holy Communion.

We even say Catholics who leave the Catholic faith is because they didn't understand their faith, but they claim they found Jesus when becoming Baptist.

We will all find out who is right at the end of time or our own time of death.
---Nikki on 6/17/13


No being religious is not brainwashing as it is used today. We are not held in confinement and forced to believe something others tell us.

I came to be a Christian by studying the Bible and prayer.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/13/13


Nikki, my daughter in law was raised catholic but was saved. Needless to say she isn't catholic anymore. Also a guy in our church was raised catholic but he also was saved. My good friend did the same. None can believe what a change from catholism to baptist.
---shira4368 on 6/13/13


shira4368, read my post again.

Secularism is a form of religion.
Many love this religion and trying to forcefully convert others to it's ranks.---Nikki on 6/12/13

'This': I was talking about Secularism. It is a religion for some. And I said forcefully convert.

I have never never never tried to convert any one to the Catholic Faith. Because we Catholics believe faith comes from God.

I can ensure you that many have and still are converting to the Catholic Church. My mother is one of them.
You may have not seen it because you don't go to Catholic Masses.

That's like me claiming a Catholic hasn't converted to a Protestant Church, impossible.

Bad or good (however you see it) Conversion happens daily.
---Nikki on 6/13/13


nikki, you are describing yourself when you say some are trying to convert others to catholism. I can assure not one born again christian will ever convert to catholism. I have never said anything negative about your faith but when you accuse others of trying to convert many posters to catholism, I will speak for the ones who don't really know any better. I love you with christian love and I think you are very misled. I would love to talk to you about getting saved. you will feel totally different from the way you feel now.
---shira4368 on 6/13/13


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No, calling it brainwashing is just to make an excuse for not following moral laws.

Secularism is a form of religion.
Many love this religion and trying to forcefully convert others to it's ranks.
---Nikki on 6/12/13


josh, all mankind makes a choice how he lives. we can accept Christ as our Savior or we can worship satan. out of the whole world, there are 2 kinds of people. saved and unsaved. I don't care what people call me. some of my family even call me a holy roller and that's ok too. I'll role with the holy anyday. God promised His people a sound mind.
---shira4368 on 6/11/13


abejunti
anybody can make their own interpretation. ---mike on 1/22/13

Free yourself from All men, All denom's.
1. Ask the only Teacher.... with all your heart.
2. Seek two or more scriptural witnesses....will tell you true. Will you willingly go against two prophets? Christ and a prophet? Many,do. Preachers and denom's the most likely.
Jer 23:1
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people, Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
---Trav on 6/6/13


if being a Christian is brainwashing then I am guilty. I had rather be brainwashed for Christ then for men.
---shira4368 on 4/11/13


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Brainwashing is actually equivalent to instruction. Indoctrination. Training.

Using the word to describe something is entirely up to the person who uses it.

I would call the teaching of evolution to be brainwashing.
---jan4378 on 4/11/13


If you are asking about the only true religion, Christianity, you can not be Brain-washed. All you need is "the living God" living in you...Watch-out for false teachers, preachers, they might!
---Catherine on 4/7/13


Religion is brain cleaning not brainwashing. It is going from twisted thinking to clear thinking,from darkness into light,from evil into good,from fiction into fact,from destruction into building. Religion if Christian,is life instead of death.
---Darlene_1 on 4/4/13


The Man - made relig org's, trinity Rev. 17 v's 4 - 6 & those that worship the gods of, buddha, ala, hindu etc.
---Lawrence on 4/4/13


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bike://Did not Satan brainwash Eve // i think your understanding of the word "brainwash" is totally different. Temptation is not the same as teaching, teaching in school is not the same as brainwashing.
---Adetunji on 3/7/13


rita, that is very sad indeed. satan has blinded many that think they can just do anything and God will bless. that is far from the truth. there is a line that is not meant to be crossed and when people deny God, they are stepping on dangerous ground.
---shira4368 on 3/6/13


jan, when I got saved, I had a radical change. I went from a sinner headed for hell to a blood bought Christian bound for heaven. I do believe we must be careful where we go to church.
---shira4368 on 1/29/13


I too got radically saved. And I agree concerning where we each choose to attend church.
---jan4378 on 3/6/13


jan4378: What you list as the meaning of brainwashing is not what the most respected dictionary (Oxford English) that I own lists are the meaning of Brainwashing
---James on 1/30/13


By all means everyone feel free to look up the word on your favorite dictionary.
---jan4378 on 3/6/13


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Believe me from where I am sitting praise God able to do all I can because a wonderfull Heavenly Father had mercy on me Now living with cancer, God has been my father, been my only help, my family all over I don't know where most of them at because they DO not the truth Jesus/God but I love & pray for them. The God I serve looked down upon me, Not Religion. But Thru the blood scared hand the Lord is good He is my everything whether I get healed on this side or NOT, I just want to be in His presence pray he give me to ask 'jesus. Receive my spirit! I love you all do NOT seek none but the true & living God- He will meet you where you at..thankyou jesus! ELENA
---ELENA on 1/31/13


jan4378: What you list as the meaning of brainwashing is not what the most respected dictionary (Oxford English) that I own lists are the meaning of Brainwashing
---James on 1/30/13


Many religions do brainwash their adherents. Christianity does not but many who attend 'Christian' churches are not Christians - they just don't know that they are not.

When my brother (an atheist) became engaged to a spiritualist her mother asked our mother (a life-long Anglican) what she thought about that. Mother's answer was "I'm just glad she goes somewhere" !! Mum believed that anyone attending any type of 'church' was Heaven-bound. So sad.
---Rita_H on 1/29/13


jan, when I got saved, I had a radical change. I went from a sinner headed for hell to a blood bought Christian bound for heaven. I do believe we must be careful where we go to church.
---shira4368 on 1/29/13


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Does anyone else think religion is brainwashing?

Brainwashing Definition: to effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of a person by methods based on isolation, sleeplessness, hunger, extreme discomfort, pain, and the alternation of kindness and cruelty.

Cults practice such things. Genuine Christian or other religions don't. Which makes your question misinformed.
---jan4378 on 1/29/13


All is brainwashing, not just religion. Did not Satan brainwash Eve causing her to think that God was shorting them? Now the serpent was crafty. He said to the woman, Did God really say? Are not public schools brainwashing children? Jhn 14:30 "I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me." Col 2:20-22 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Is 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
---bike on 1/26/13


Isa 29:13 "the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is TAUGHT BY THE PRECEPT OF MEN".

This scripture covers what religion often is.

Brainwashing is everywhere, not just within religion. It's common in schools, universities, pseudo-sciences such as evolution, mainstream media, advertising, politics etc.

Trust God and not man's brainwashing.

1John 2:27 "the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you"
---Haz27 on 1/25/13


mike, you have a lot of hostility agains't Christianity. It should never be that way. Complains about everyone. You should know that as long as sin exist, there will always be man who sin. No matter the religion, muslims, mormons, Jehovah Witnesses. Sin is everywhere. The quesion is what you are doing as a believer for the cause of Christ? Are you helping in anyway? Or are you just complaining about everyone? Everyone knows there is sin in every visible Church. What else is new? people cheat and lie all the time, some do not even realize it. But all come short of the glory of God. There must be one thing good to say about Christianity. What did Christ do for you? Talk about that.
---Mark_V. on 1/25/13


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mike: IF what you are taught is the truth, then it is not brainwashing. You were taught English and Arithmetic in elementary school, that is no brainwashing. Christianity is the truth, God/Jesus' words have been found to be always true and correct. It is someone teaching you contrary to God's doctrine that you can say, s/he is brainwashing you not Christianity.
---Adetunji on 1/25/13


christianity is brainwashing ...they have replaced malachi for work & success... give your 10% & money will fall down from heaven...don't rely onto your understanding & when you decide you are sinning. they will point out that adam decided to eat the fruit... just obey, obey malachi, be contented, christ confidence will make you successful, pray for healing not take medicine, & deny yourself...once you do that your thinking is based on somebody else's opinion, religion, not reality. that is why pastors just beg for money not work for money. they will accuse you of 'lack of faith', disobedience, & sin when you start suffering, struggling.
---mike on 1/23/13


mike, you say,

"tell that to the pastor. they are the 'messengers of god'. and if you ask question of their 'teaching' you are accused of lack of faith, disobedience etc. etc. to shove their opinion down your throat.."

Not all pastors are messengers of God. Don't compare the false ones from the true messengers. How will you know? By comparing what they say to Scripture. If you are a true child of God, you will take notes, and trust no one but God. All man fail. Even some great teachers. Only God can be trusted. If you are just setting around and don't care, and prefer to listen to music, stay home and listen to music. If you don't like what the pastor is teaching, walk out. God only knows what's in your heart.
---Mark_V. on 1/23/13


mike: You have to listen to others. But when you hear new or unfamiliar interpretations, do like the Berean church Acts 17:11, check the Bible or with other good Christians whether the new interpretation is godly or not before you act on it.
---Adetunji on 1/23/13


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mike: When you hear new or unfamiliar interpretations, do like the Berean church Acts 17:11, check the Bible or with other good Christians whether the new interpretation is godly or not before you act on it. Check, discard lies, hold on to the truth.
---Adetunji on 1/23/13


abejunti

anybody can make their own interpretation. so if you say don't listen to others interpretation, then do you think you can understand the bible? if so do you 'deny' yourself? if not then you are a cafeteria christian. what about do you know what god's will is? or are you just quoting the verses without any explain, examples. and anybody can say they are filled with the holy spirit.
---mike on 1/22/13


Yes, if people are listening to the same speaker/preacher week after week, they are being filled with that person's opinion. That could be called brain washing. Especially, if a person finds that s/he is believing exactly like the speaker does.
---Rod4Him on 1/20/13


some religeons may be brainwashing but salvation is not. If we believe God's Word, it is not a brainwashing book. It is a roadmap of how to live our lives when we are saved. it also tells us what not to do after we are saved and gives examples of men who are not saved like judas iscariot.
---shira4368 on 1/19/13


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The big problem is what I will call the 'fracture' of Christianity

If you look at people who call themselves Christians, there are those who act as Christians are supposed to, and there are a number, whom some have complained about, who do not

So whose behavior are we talking about when we talk about brainwashing? And what doctrine?
---Peter on 1/19/13


ephesians 4: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. God gives us decernment to rightly divide the Word of God.
---shira4368 on 1/18/13


mike: First, you must know what God says yourself and refuse to dance to every interpretation of others. The Lord Jesus instructs that we shall know false prophets by their fruits. If the fruits of a Tele-evang. does not show Christ, why do you take to their interpretation of God's word?
---Adetunji on 1/18/13


Mike, what you are describing, the televangelist, private interpretation of scripture, not using good judgement, etc., this is not religion.

The scriptures teach us:
Mt7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

2Pet1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

James1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
That message is a lot different than the view you are presenting. Pure religion is helping the helpless and those afflicted and avoiding sin.
---trey on 1/15/13


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not brainwashing? what do you call when rich televangelist fly in private jet, live in mansions, & drive luxury cars but those who give money are struggling to make ends meet? and these are rich 'christian' televangelist.
---mike on 1/15/13


adetunji...

then why do I hear stories about parents not sending their sick children to hospitals bec. it is lack of faith when you do? and you say that it is not brainwashing then you are a cafeteria christian & interpreting the scriptures the way you want to interpret them
---mike on 1/15/13


adetunji

MY ideas? aren't we told to OBEY an 'interpretation' of a verse? don't tell me 'my ideas'. tell that to the pastor. they are the 'messengers of god'. and if you ask question of their 'teaching' you are accused of lack of faith, disobedience etc. etc. etc. to shove their opinion down your throat..
---mike on 1/15/13


Some is! Not Christianity. Jesus makes it clear. No brain washing...You do you get to live. You don't you get to die. That's it!
---pat on 1/12/13


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In a sense, you are correct. For thousands of years, the religious and superstitious people have monopolized the faith.

The mind is the faculty we were given to apprehend God as He reveals Himself through the eons, as well as for assimilating our environment.

It is also the access point for malignant spirits under the power of the Adversary.

It is critical for believers to be "put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him" [Col 3:10].

This can only be done through knowledge and understanding of the word of God.
---Phil on 1/11/13


Christ instructed us:

Mt7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

If a man does not have ears to hear he cannot hear.

You with an ear, do you hear what I'm saying?
---trey on 1/11/13


mike: Thanks for making a puzzle of my name. Brainwash is to force 1 to accept your ideas or beliefs, e.g. by repeating the same many times or by preventing the person from thinking clearly[Oxford dict.]. Christianity is not the same with brainwashing. Nobody is forced to become a Christian.
---Adetunji on 1/11/13


abjetuni

didn't christ say 'deny yourself'? once you deny yourself you lose your humanity, your free will & people will walk over you like a door mat. and if you miss opportunities bec of 'self denial' you are accused of 'ye lack faith' or 'you sinned' or 'you did not obey'...i have notice that once believers fail or request were not answered, christianity just blame it on you. I saw pat robertson do that when someone asked a question why pat's healing did not work. he said 'you lack faith'.
---mike on 1/10/13


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no one can blame God for anything. God sent His Son to save the world from sin. even the firmament speaks of God. there is no excuse for not being saved. yes, people can blame God all they want because they are blinded from the truth.
---shira4368 on 1/9/13


when you are quoted the verse 'lean not unto your understanding' & told to obey that is brainwashing. what does it mean when 'blind obedience' happens: because of brainwashing.
---mike on 1/9/13


Josh: Following Jesus Christ is not brainwashing at all because the Lord Jesus Christ relates with all who believe Him and are ready to obey His instructions.
---Adetunji on 1/9/13


Josh, depends on who's religion. Paul admitted in the beginning he was once a follower to the strictest sect of his religion when he lived as a Pharisee (Acts 26:5). And James says,
"If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless." Now for pure religion,
"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: "to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and keep oneself unspotted from the world" Which goes back to what Jesus said in (John 13"35) which states the essense of pure religion,
"By this all will know you are My disciples if you have love for one another"
---Mark_V. on 1/9/13


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There are religious cults groups that use brainwashing techniques people need to be aware of them targets are usually late teams or young adults. It is uncommon but the problem still exists in isolated locations and often intervention is needed to get the young person away from the control of the group.
---Blogger9211 on 1/8/13


jerry

yes it is brainwashing. job's friend ephilaz's mentality is suffering is the result of sin...
mentality of people in the NT is the same..
you are told to 'not lean onto your understanding' use faith (ignorance). and you cannot exercise YOUR free will bec. they will accuse you of sin. giving your money is now the ingredient for success & you are told that you can do all things. that is IMPOSSIBLE when you don't have the skills to do 'all things'. many christians have made some sutpid pastor's opinion a reality.
---mike on 1/8/13


Well the Pastor who told you to sit down and do nothing apparently did not do a lot of time reading the Bible. For his magical thinking did not come from the Bible.

Read the book of Mark. It talks about all the things JESUS went about doing. He confronted those who were hypocrites and told them they were wrong.

I am sick and tired of people blaming GOD for them not taking the time to actually see what the Bible says instead of depending on some else to think for them.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/7/13


Hi Josh,

1Cor2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1Cor1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Ps14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. .....

Does that answer your question???
---trey on 1/7/13


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moreexcelwy

good washing? a pastor told me that self is a sin, I missed opportunities in having a relationship, creating more skills & was treated like a doormat...
the same pastor also said if you are being abused dont say anything bec. christ did not do anything on the cross.
instead of receiving PRACTICAL teaching you hear these 'magical' verses just sit down & god will take care of everything just give your 10%
---mike on 1/7/13


Josh, how do you define religion?
---NurseRobert on 1/7/13


People can only be brainwashed by religion if they allow others to tell them what to believe rather than thinking for themselves.
---pg1 on 1/7/13


"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world." (James 1:27) No I do not think this is brainwashing! I think people are trying to brainwash our attention, by keeping our minds busy with criticizing how this world's false religion is . . . instead of bringing our attention to what the Bible says is real religion. Ones self-righteous can be busy with pointing out what is wrong, never showing us what the Bible says is good. By knowing what is real, it is easier to spot a counterfeit (c: I need to spot how I myself can get into self-righteously criticizing! Self-righteous criticizers are brainwash-ers.
---willie_c: on 1/7/13


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religion is not brain washing

Most people simple teach what they sincerely believe to be the truth

I have posted before that if the baptist doctrine is right, then the Pentecostal doctrine is wrong.

Two different denomination or religions each teaching different doctrines cannot both be right, they can both be wrong, and yet both be sincere.

neither denomination seek to brainwash anyone, all they seek is to teach what the sincerely believe to be the truth

I know of several baptist pastors who have closed their churches when they found that what they were teaching was not true
---francis on 1/7/13


leon, you said it better than I could ever say. thanks
---shira4368 on 1/7/13


Yes, religion itself deadens the conscience and leading of the Holy Spirit in your life. Christianity is not a religion, but the person of Jesus Christ. Religion has NO POWER in you, only the person of Christ in you does. Religion cannot conform you to the image of Jesus Christ, only the fellowship of His sufferings, as we abide in Him.

The power of the cross, comes through a personal intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ, growing up into Him, in and unto all the fulness of Christ.

Religion thwarts this whole process. Religion is anti-Christ.
---kathr4453 on 1/7/13


Some peoples' brains could use a good washing.

Psa 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psa 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.



---jerry6593 on 1/7/13


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"Those who consider themselves religious & yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, & their religion is worthless.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure & faultless is this: to look after orphans & widows in their distress & to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
(James 1:26-27)

Man-made world religions brainwash (corrupts, retards) the minds of the masses with false, delusional teachings that aren't from God. Pure religion is from God & doesn't defile one's soul (mind) with false, ungodly (worldly) teachings. Pure religion cleanses (washes clean, enlightens) the repentent hearts of sinners. (Psalms 51)
---Leon on 1/6/13


Yes, it "brainwashes"/conditions/trains the worshiper to think illogically and ignore what is rational (religion teaches the worshiper to "forget about what makes sense to you").

"Religion" also INDOCTRINATES and dictates to the worshiper everything (all doctrines) that they should believe in order to be "ACCEPTABLE" and approved by the 'status quo' ('MAN in the pulpit temple').

Satan's lies are very deep (insidious, "precept upon precept") and they become UNDETECTABLE by most believers (except the sincere and courageous that will think for themselves and read scripture accordingly). It takes a philisophical mind to see the REAL truth about the owner of the human race.
---more_excellent_way on 1/6/13


yes, religion says you can be good enough to earn Gods favor [grace].
---Scott1 on 1/6/13


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