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Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 7:49am On Apr 04
Hello folks,

Today, I would like us to have some serious intellectual conversation.

If you are too mentally lazy to read or if you feel that doing any form of research is a waste of time, please avoid this thread.

While I was doing some research into the role indoctrination plays in religion, I stumbled on a research paper by Professor Alyona G. Ayrapetova, doctor of philosophy (PhD) on psychological Sciences, National University of Uzbekistan.

This research paper is titled - INDOCTRINATION AS A MECHANISM OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION IN THE PROCESS OF INVOLVEMENT IN DESTRUCTIVE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS


In this thread, I will be sharing the points I found interesting in the research paper and if possible, share real life examples of specific religious organizations who employ destructive indoctrination as a tool for manipulation.

Here is how the research paper was introduced -

Over the centuries, in the process of development of society, humanity has repeatedly experienced a transformation of thinking, which was caused not only by the technical and cultural revolution, but also by the emergence of new political doctrines and religious ideologies that led to the unification of thinking and behavior.

The necessity for development a certain, clearly defined and if it is possible - uniform picture of the world among the members of society, as well as the achievement of control and management of the masses dictated the need to develop mechanisms of manipulation that facilitated the passage of certain ideas into the people’s minds.


It is all about the mind.

It is all about controlling what you think.

Politics, Religion and Advertising are designed to pass certain information or ideas to your mind.

Why is this serious?

Because you become what you regularly think about.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 7:52am On Apr 04
A deep dive into "manipulation"

For many decades, enough knowledge has been accumulated to successfully manipulate on the one hand, and to avoid these manipulations effectively on the other.

It should be emphasized that the word “manipulation” in its original meaning meant “to manage” in a positive sense, that is, to assist competently, to guide in the right direction.

In modern literature, manipulation refers to the art of controlling people’s behavior and thinking through a targeted influence on public consciousness [1].

The analysis of existing methods and means of influencing a person, allowing to make him obedient, guided, and controlled, indicates that this process is based on the mechanism of indoctrination.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 7:56am On Apr 04
There are two sides of indoctrination -

Indoctrination is a special state of the human psyche in which non-critical appropriation of other people’s ideas or doctrines is realized, as well as the result of various methods of so-called mind control.

Indoctrination acts as one of the tools for identifying of individual with a group through the adoption of group values, ideas, or doctrines

It should be noted that indoctrination is not always destructive.

Positive examples are cultural imprinting, when a child learns the basics of culture through uncritical perception of them.

Or, for example, the assimilation of the dogmas of religious faith, which occurs without coercion,deception and psychological violence in the process of interaction with adult family members.

In these examples, the agents of influence are close people (parents, members of the primary and secondary family), as well as people who have authority in the eyes of the child (kindergarten teachers or teachers at school).

Indoctrination, which is based on the attitude towards the development and improvement of personality, is carried out correctly and smoothly.

This process, as a rule, is recognized by a person as his own choice, and that being characteristic not only for conformists, but also for creative and externally social-autonomous people.

Such indoctrination is constructive in nature, does not injure the psyche and promotes personality’s growth.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 8:03am On Apr 04
Destructive religious organizations use the power of indoctrination as a basis for physiological manipulation to grab a firm hold on the individual consciousness of their members.

Here are some basic elements of destructive indoctrination -

1. Monologicality.

This aspect is paramount and, for the purpose of unidirectional influence, it requires categorically unacceptable (“sinful”, “vicious”, “diabolical”, etc.) any other sources of information (mass media and communications, parents, friends).

However, in the process of indoctrination, not only information deprivation is applied, but also sensory one - that is, isolation from the usual social environment, a ban on one’s own thoughts, expressing doubts about the religious doctrine of the cult, requests for argumentation and evidence of the truth of the doctrine [2].

2. Counter argumentation -

Counter argumentation is used along with monologicality and presents itself a priori avoiding of any “uncomfortable” questions regarding the doctrines of a destructive religious cult.

Recruits, neophytes, or adherents are given pre-counterarguments to possible questions and objections that call into question or discredit the authority of the cult.

Members of destructive religious organizations, responsible for involving neophytes in their ranks and realizing so-called “ideological work”, undergo special training in this direction.

In addition, for such situations, special brochures, booklets, video and audio clips with beforehand prepared answers to standard questions are published.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 8:07am On Apr 04
The basic elements of destructive indoctrination continues -

3. Verbal multiplication.

This element is implemented in two versions.

The first one is the frequentative repetition of meaningless phrases that can be part of a certain religious ritual (“purification of the spirit”, “union with brothers and sisters by faith”, “reaching the next level” of something, etc.).

The second version is repetition an unlimited number of meaningful prayers. Verbal multiplication in both cases leads to prohibitive inhibition, which dramatically reduces the criticality of perception of reality and resistance.


4. Approval mythology.

Leaders of destructive religious organizations (in particular pro-Christian sects) quite often declare themselves to be new prophets or even the next coming of God to Earth, which “switch on” the already verified mythological schemes that exist in the human mind.

The success phenomenon of this indoctrination element is based on the particularity of information perception.

It is always easier for a person to understand and accept something already familiar, similar to what he knows, than completely new one, which has no analogues in his personal experience.

Regardless of ethnic and religious affiliation, all people, starting from childhood, encounter myths and legends, where there are “light” and “dark” forces, Gods and Deities, the struggle between good and evil.

That is why during the creation of the doctrine of a religious cult, a new religious movement or a totalitarian sect, images that are similar to the heroes and characters of folk art and therefore proven and already inscribed as familiar in the individual’s perception system, are used.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 8:16am On Apr 04
It continues -

5. Collectivism

Collectivism is a very essential element of indoctrination.

Impact, carried out in group, is always realized much faster and has a more lasting effect because person automatically starts to copy the required behavior with the help of other members of the destructive cult.

Speaking about collectivism, we must not forget that verbal multiplication and regular systematic repetition of cult actions cause and then fix in mind certain emotions, feelings, thoughts, ideas, leaving deep and stable systems of excitation and inhibition focuses in the Central nervous system, which form a singular habit.

And when such a religious stereotype of behavior is formed not at one person, but in a group, the laws of collective psychology come into effect. That is why in destructive religious organizations the ritual side is given such attention.

When I got to this point in the research paper, I started connecting the dots between the elements of destructive indoctrination and the religion I used to practice.

I will give you more details later.

Let's continue with the key points I found interesting in this research paper.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 8:28am On Apr 04
At this stage of the paper, Professor Alyona made a reference to another important work that created a model that further describes the destructive effect of negative indoctrination.

This is the classic model of R.J. Lifton, described in his work “Thought Reform” [3].

This study brought to a more exact understanding of how mentally healthy, educated, and idealistic people can quickly become fanatics of movements whose ideology andactivity directly contradict their initial outlooks on the world.

R.J. Lifton identifies eight elements that bring total change in consciousness during the process of indoctrination:

1. Control Of The Situation (environment) - A rigid structuring of the environment in which communication is regulated, and access to information is strictly controlled;

2. Mystical Manipulation - The usage of a planned or arranged “spontaneous”, “immediate” situation to give it a meaning that is beneficial to manipulators (for example, physiological and psychological changes in the transition to a vegetarian diet are explained by the “descent of the Holy Spirit”);

3. The requirement of “purity”
- A sharp dividing of the world into “clean” and “impure”, “good” and “bad” to position the totalitarian sect as “good” and “clean”, and everything that is outside it - as “bad” and “dirty”;

4. Cult of Confession - The requirement of never-ending confession and intimate acknowledgments to destroy the boundaries of personality and maintain a constant sense of guilt;

5. “Holy Science” - The announcement of their own dogma as absolute, complete and eternal Truth, and any other information that contradicts this “absolute truth” as false one;

6. Language loaded with cult meaning -
The creation of a special clichéd dictionary of intra-group communication in order to eliminate the very foundation for independent and critical thinking;

7. Doctrine is more important than the personality

the doctrine is more real and true than the personality and its individual experience;

8. Separation of existence

Members of the group have the right to life and existence, the rest ones - don’t have it, i.e. “The end justifies any means”.


Is it starting to sound familiar?

I will continue with the thread later today.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 9:01am On Apr 04
GO ON PREACHING AGAINST RELIGION IN GENERAL my friend.

I won't disturb whatever you say after all your friends claiming believers are all involved in this so you and i have no issues but once you come up against pure worship i will use the truth to dismantle your missiles! Isaiah 54:17

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by Courz: 9:27am On Apr 04
Nice one Oteneaaron. Following. cool

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 10:38am On Apr 04
MaxInDHouse:
GO ON PREACHING AGAINST RELIGION IN GENERAL my friend.

I won't disturb whatever you say after all your friends claiming believers are all involved in this so you and i have no issues but once you come up against pure worship i will use the truth to dismantle your missiles! Isaiah 54:17

You sound rattled.

Be calm.

I haven't even started yet.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 10:38am On Apr 04
Courz:
Nice one Oteneaaron. Following. cool

Yes boss.

💪🏾💪🏾

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 10:40am On Apr 04
The research paper continues by discussing something peculiar about leaders of destructive religious organizations -

All destructive religious organizations are led by charismatic leaders. This, by the way, is one of the main features of such communities.

In contrast to the confessional direction of World Religions, with the “priesthood institution”, where compassion and non-use of violence are recognized as basic values, leaders of destructive religious organizations profess, as a rule, a rigid authoritarian leadership style.

They intuitively and at the same time very effectively use the mechanism of destructive indoctrination.

The essence of their activity - is to influence the followers as much as possible, “infecting” them with their fanatical ideas. Such behavior is an integral feature of any religious cult; it is a general rule that is strictly executed [4].

The leader(s) of a totalitarian sect obtains unlimited power and tries in various, often ethically condemned ways, to deprive his followers of their individuality and free will, establishing absolute, destructive control over their consciousness.

To this purpose, they either directly proclaim themselves to be Gods, or convince others that the will of God consists in following them.

It should be noted that the goal of indoctrination in destructive religious organizations is the unconditional acceptance of the doctrine by the recruits, as well as the behavior and personality traits that are prescribed to all followers of this religious doctrine.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 10:44am On Apr 04
At this stage, we will consider some common tactics used by destructive religious organizations in the indoctrination process -


1. Control of time and activity (behavior).

That is, the submission of potential neophytes to a strictly calculated time schedule, within which every moment is associated with intense physically and emotionally activity. This leaves little or no time for solitude and reflection.

Such a schedule may include: a lecture marathon, long seminars or meetings of organization members, intensive individual consultations, hypnotic exercises, meditations, prolonged monotonous singing, prayer meetings.

At the same time, sleep and eating are subjects to strict control and deprivation. Time of sleeping is reduced due to obligatory individual prayers or collective worship, ritual practices, household chores to clean the area and rooms, production of propaganda materials, etc. Food restrictions are justified by the need to refuse protein food.

Deprivation of sleep and food intake can be not only partial. In some totalitarian sects to “purify” the spirit complete fasting and daily vigils are used.

As a result of such physical, physiological and psycho-emotional stress, psychological defense is reduced, attention volume is abridged, physical and emotional exhaustion occurs, the ability to critically evaluate the group decreases, trans-like states arise that are often distracting and make a person highly suggestible.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by bobestman(m): 12:30pm On Apr 04
Nice one. Religion and politics are 2 dogs feeding on the 2 different sides of a bone (the masses/their victims). They work side by side and their aim is to control. Men created religion not God. God gave us his word and a brain to know how to reach out to him. All righteous biblical characters know how to reach out to God on their own. They have relationship with him and recieve direction from him. This was how it was intended to be before men created religion to control their fellow men. The ppl lost the power to relate with their God and start depending on their mogs. It is your righteousness not religion that will save you

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 1:24pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:

You sound rattled. Be calm. I haven't even started yet.

Ọmọ nah you dey hot seat nah!

I'm JW for life and i only have time for the people Jesus sent us to fish out: the lost sheep of the house of Israel! Matthew 10:6


So you can continue with your stories against religion in general i'm just surprised that your friends claiming believers aren't here to cheer you up apart from yourself using the other account (Courz) to commend yourself! cheesy
Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MightySparrow: 1:51pm On Apr 04
MaxInDHouse:
GO ON PREACHING AGAINST RELIGION IN GENERAL my friend.

I won't disturb whatever you say after all your friends claiming believers are all involved in this so you and i have no issues but once you come up against pure worship i will use the truth to dismantle your missiles! Isaiah 54:17

As much as any human group is indoctrinated, the Army, Science, Law.... mention it. Any thing or knowledge that makes a people group reason same way without real questioning or questions that changes nothing in the now is manipulation.



Hahaha, my friend, these points are all the hallmarks of JWs.


Destructive religiousity grin grin

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MightySparrow: 1:58pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:
At this stage of the paper, Professor Alyona made a reference to another important work that created a model that further describes the destructive effect of negative indoctrination.

This is the classic model of R.J. Lifton, described in his work “Thought Reform” [3].

This study brought to a more exact understanding of how mentally healthy, educated, and idealistic people can quickly become fanatics of movements whose ideology andactivity directly contradict their initial outlooks on the world.

R.J. Lifton identifies eight elements that bring total change in consciousness during the process of indoctrination:



Is it starting to sound familiar?

I will continue with the thread later today.


Brethren Ummah, Apostates, disfellowshipped, baptized , discreet slave,, Governing Body, Mullahs, Living Masters, Grandmasters, Witnesses, Cross Beareers.. GOs, Professors , Gurus etc.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 2:35pm On Apr 04
MightySparrow:

As much as any human group is indoctrinated, the Army, Science, Law.... mention it. Any thing or knowledge that makes a people group reason same way without real questioning or questions that changes nothing in the now is manipulation. Hahaha, my friend, these points are all the hallmarks of JWs. Destructive religiousity grin grin

Pentecostal Jesus should know better after all the real Jesus prayed to his father that all his disciples should have the same line of thought {John 17:22} so if you feel Jesus was initiating something evil it's OK but i believe in his word! smiley

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by Janosky: 4:06pm On Apr 04
MightySparrow:


As much as any human group is indoctrinated, the Army, Science, Law.... mention it. Any thing or knowledge that makes a people group reason same way without real questioning or questions that changes nothing in the now is manipulation.

Hahaha, my friend, these points are all the hallmarks of JWs.


Destructive religiousity grin grin

Mumu tantrums of a deluded Atheist whose sermon is :"the Bible is not fit for this era"

You dey follow Eckankar upandan & you are here deluding yourself grin grin

A sergeant will question & challenge GOC of his battalion?

You are an enemy of Law & Order.
Go & challenge abdru shin, your mentor or continue exposing your Mumu to the world
grin
Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by Janosky: 4:13pm On Apr 04
MightySparrow:



Brethren Ummah, Apostates, disfellowshipped, baptized , discreet slave,, Governing Body, Mullahs, Living Masters, Grandmasters, Witnesses, Cross Beareers.. GOs, Professors , Gurus etc.



ADD YOURSELF, Sparrow, Sunday school Teacher. grin
This Sparrow Atheist will mount pulpit this Sunday to "indoctrinate" Sunday school students.

The very thing Sparrow & Oteneaaron (idol worshipping mugu indoctrinated by Trismegistus) has condemned.

Una no well, HYPOCRITES grin grin grin

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by Janosky: 4:22pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:
At this stage, we will consider some common tactics used by destructive religious organizations in the indoctrination process -



You posted this GIBBERISH after Professor Alyona G. Ayrapetova, doctor of philosophy (PhD) & Trismegistus, your mentors, controlled your time & activity (behaviour) to indoctrinate you.


According to your personal text, Have you forgotten you are a slave ?

Ozuo grin grin

Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:29pm On Apr 04
Still on the tactics of indoctrination used by destructive religious organizations -

2. Information control

That is, “cutting off” or slandering external sources of information, such as television, radio, newspapers and communications with people outside the group.

Simultaneously with the blockade of external sources of information, a “bombardment” of the recruited by cult literature, records and lectures on ideological processing is carried out.

Information about the cult is also controlled and classified into several categories depending on the hierarchy. "Secret" information is available only to the leader and some of his especially trusted assistants.

This information segment includes rationing the lives and activities of followers (for example, what donations they should make, who may be encouraged and who punished, what changes in the lifestyle of the cult will be made, what financial obligations are required, where the money is spent).

Another category of information is distorted data that is instilled into followers (for example, “We gather money for orphans”, “Our donations will be spent for the purchase of medicines for cancer patients”).

The third category of information is an open lie, which is forced to demonstrate to all followers (for example, “None of us snitch each other”, “All members of our group have the same duties and privileges”).

The main purpose of information control is to prevent informed decision-making and a critical valuation of a destructive religious organization.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:33pm On Apr 04
It continues -

3. Verbal manipulation

This involves several separate tactics.

One of them is the attribution of new or additional meanings to ordinary words.

For example, the word “knowledge” in one of the cults means the methods of meditation, the word “mind” is given the meaning of “bad” thoughts and forces inside people who lead them away from God and the Truth, “world” refers to everything which is outside the cult and therefore is unenlightened.

Other tactic includes using a special vocabulary (for example, artificial words and phrases), put into conversation and singing a foreign language (or languages).

This tactic is aimed at reducing and then eliminating conversations about pre-cult and non-cult activities, interests and ideas to limit the expression of “unnecessary” personal thoughts and feelings.

Certain tactics of verbal manipulation are developed in destructive religious organizations for those who involve in missionary, proselyte, and recruiting activities.

They, in particular, are recommended to speak expressively, but moderately emotionally so as not to make the impression of an “obsessed” one, paying special attention to a “psychological pause” in speech.

Serious demands are made on the substantive side of their “sermons” and agitation: to adapt to the level of involvers’ personal development, their interests, moods; be able to arouse interest;
give modern examples from non-religious life, refer to Philosophy, History, Psychology, Genetics, Mysticism, Astrology, Literature; know the features of perception and thinking of men, women and children, ways of influencing them.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 4:35pm On Apr 04
Janosky:

You posted this GIBBERISH after Professor Alyona G. Ayrapetova, doctor of philosophy (PhD) & Trismegistus, your mentors, controlled your time & activity (behaviour) to indoctrinate you. According to your personal text, Have you forgotten you are a slave?Ozuo grin grin

Oteneaaron is now pained to the marrow! cheesy

All his efforts to turn everyone against God's organization has proved to be futile.
First he was telling stories about freemason using double accounts but after responding to himself for months he got frustrated only to come up with the truth as spoken by Christ's brother that newly born babies are enemies of God. I waited to see those useless, worthless, hopeless and faithless miscreants claiming Christians to come and prove brother Stephen wrong but they never showed up.
That's why i corrected the fool and told him to watch out for any so called believer who will come out and refute what i quoted in the Bible.
Seeing that none of his friends could raise the biblical references to refute what Stephen Leth said he ran mad and came out openly to accuse all religions.
Abeg anyone accusing (all) religions no be atheist? cheesy

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by Janosky: 4:35pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:
Still on the tactics of indoctrination used by destructive religious organizations - Information control gbogbotigbo GIBBERISH.


. God controls information.
Government controls information.
Educational institutions at all levels controls information.

Save yourself that precious time you're using
to post Dustbin materials
grin grin grin

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:37pm On Apr 04
It still continues -

4. Weaning from critical, rational thinking

This consists in the fact that, for example, many destructive religious organizations get rid of doubts, criticisms and questions of their followers by statements like “Everything will become clear in time”, such threats as “Satan (Devil, Shaitan) is foundation of all doubt” or instructions like “If you want to know God, you must go beyond your previous experience”.

The result of this tactic is a deeply felt guilt over doubts, questions or the usage of one's intellectual abilities to evaluate a cult. Many followers even begin to consider their minds as “troublemaker”, “generator of poisonous doubts”, “weapon of Satan” and so on.

Does this sound familiar to you?

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 4:39pm On Apr 04
Janosky:


. God controls information.
Government controls information.
Educational institutions at all levels controls information.

Save yourself that precious time you're using
to post Dustbin materials
grin grin grin

Gbamsolutely!

When i told them it's a good thing to be an agent of the intelligence before studying God's word they were abusing me.
If he's not a fool how come the government always censor some information even though they're true? cheesy
Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:40pm On Apr 04
And yet another tactic of indoctrination used by destructive religious organizations.

5. Confessional sessions

During these confessional sessions, followers are forced to give out extremely personal information about past and present misconducts and sins, which can be real or imagined ones.

As a result, recruits who disclose such information may feel an initial sense of guilt and shame, and then a relief after confession. They may even become addicted from this self-blaming activity as a way of alleviating guilt.

However, those who want to leave the cult are often afraid the information they have disclosed may be used to blackmail them.

Does this strike a chord?

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 4:42pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:

It still continues -
Does this sound familiar to you?

The funny thing here is that instead of you doubting the organization you willingly joined ọmọ the best thing is to disassociate and take your leave. But what about the country where you are born, bread and raised only for those ruling to impose certain things on you yet they will not yield to the same rules? cheesy
Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:44pm On Apr 04
And now, we dig deeper into the final tactic of negative indoctrination used by destructive religious organizations.

6. Group pressure

That is, positive reinforcement of “right” behavior, thoughts, statements, which is expressed in approval, manifestation of sympathy and affection, raising the status and negative reinforcement of “wrong” actions, when members of a destructive religious organization “punish” those who speak or act contrary to religious regulations.

“Punishments” are realized in the form of collective demonstrative expression of regret, disappointment, anxiety about “wrong” behavior, reduction or partial blockade in communication, condemning kinesics, prosodic and extralinguistics.

As a result, victims of such manipulation, succumbing to group pressure, completely accept all the rules of a destructive religious organization, despite strong beliefs that contradict cult beliefs and practices.

The reason for the unconditional acceptance is, on the one hand, that the doctrine, dogmas and code of behavior are indivisible, united and binding on all members of the cult and do not allow any compromises.

On the other hand, having experienced the “bombardment of love”, which is practiced in all destructive religious organizations, and then got under the emotional and communicative blockade for “bad” behavior, almost all involvers experience great discomfort and fear of rejection.

This sounds eerily familiar and I will share a couple of real-life examples of destructive religious organizations who employ this tactic of indoctrination.

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Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by MaxInDHouse(m): 4:44pm On Apr 04
oteneaaron:

And yet another tactic of indoctrination used by destructive religious organizations.
Does this strike a chord?

Ọmọ you've challenge all religionists including traditionalists so in a nutshell you're an atheist! cheesy
Re: Indoctrination As A Mechanism Of Psychological Manipulation In Religion by oteneaaron(m): 4:47pm On Apr 04
This is how Professor Alyona concluded the research paper -

Thus, it can be stated that modern destructive religious organizations are able to create a kind of “psychological concentration camps” for adherents recruited into their ranks.

A serious concern is that in the process of indoctrination, radical personality changes occur that are almost invisible to the involving victim.

The main problem of destructive indoctrination, in our opinion, is activity of destructive religious organizations as a generator of new behavior, changing in this process the matrix of friends and enemies, impose not only behavior scenarios, but also experience ones, as a result of which adherents even perceive their own death as a religious privilege.

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