Religious Obedience Training

Religions are authoritarian hierarchies designed to dominate your free will. They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate.

Religions are very effective at turning human beings into sheep. They’re among the most powerful instruments of social conditioning. They operate by eroding your trust in your own intellect, gradually convincing you to put your trust into some external entity, such as a deity, prominent figure, or great book. Of course these instruments are usually controlled by those who administrate the minion training program, but they don’t have to be. Simply by convincing you to give your power away to something outside yourself, religion will condition you to be weaker, more docile, and easier to control. Religions actively promote this weakening process as if it were beneficial, commonly branding it with the word faith. What they’re actually promoting is submission.

Religions strive to fill your head with so much nonsense that your only recourse is to bow your head in submission, often quite literally. Get used to spending a lot of time on your knees because acts of submission such as bowing and kneeling are frequently incorporated into religious practice. Canine obedience training uses similar tactics. Now say, “Yes, Master.”

Have you ever wondered why religious teachings are invariably mysterious, confusing, and internally incongruent? This is no accident by the way — it’s quite intentional.

By putting forth confusing and internally conflicting information, your logical mind (i.e. your neocortex) is overwhelmed. You try in vain to integrate such contradictory beliefs, but it can’t be done. The net effect is that your logical mind disengages because it can’t find a pattern of core truth beneath all the nonsense, so without the help of your neocortex, you devolve to a more primitive (i.e. limbic) mode of thinking. You’re taught that this faith-based approach is a more spiritual and conscious way to live, but in reality it’s precisely the opposite. Getting you to distrust your own cerebral cortex actually makes you dumber and easier to manipulate and control. Karl Marx was right when he said, “Religion is the opiate of the people.”

For example, the Old Testament and the New Testament in the Bible frequently contradict each other with various rules of conduct, yet both are quoted by the church leaders. Church leaders also behave in direct violation of the church organization's teachings, such as by covering up criminal and immoral activities by their own preachers. Those who try to mentally process such glaring contradictions as coherent truth invariably suffer for it. A highly conscious person would reject membership in such an organization as patently ridiculous. So-called divine mysteries are engineered to be incomprehensible. You aren’t meant to ever make sense of them since that would defeat the whole purpose. When you finally wake up and realize it’s all B.S., you’ve taken the first step towards freedom from this oppressive system.

The truth is that so-called religious authorities don’t know any more about spirituality than you do. However, they know how to manipulate your fear and uncertainty for their own benefit. How nice of you to let them.

Although the most popular religions are very old, L. Ron Hubbard proved the process can be replicated from scratch in modern times. As long as there are large numbers of people who fear the responsibility of their own power, religions will continue to dominate the landscape of human development.

Don’t fall into the trap of becoming a mindless minion. It’s a mistake to think that turning off your neocortex and practicing mindless “faith” will bring you closer to God. In truth it will only bring you closer to the obedient canine.

16 comments:

  1. - Or to put it another way: When you walk into Church (or Ecclesia) DO NOT leave your brain behind in the parking lot.

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  2. one of you said elsewhere on this blog, "you can't prove a negative." Yet, that seems to be all that you spend your time doing as you try to disprove Christianity.

    If atheism is so true, why not build your case for it instead of tearing down and marginalizing others?

    I'm sorry that you were a part of a cult, but Christianity is not as you generalize it on this blog and in this particular post.

    Is calling people "minions" part of this better world you claim atheism and rationalism is building?

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  3. Garbage in, garbage out, Buddy, and you just proved it. All of Christianity is a cult - a death cult and the fact that you don't know that already, shows that you are deluded.

    That's what it's all about, Buddy, blood sacrifices and death - always has been. It all comes from the ancient world's practice of animal, and sometimes human, blood sacrifices to appease their gods. Think it doesn't? Read the Old Testament.

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  4. I've read the Old Testament. And in fact it has not always been about blood sacrifices. But that is neither here nor there for this discussion.

    Orthodox Christianity is not a cult. We have freedom in Christ. And in my church we do not check our brains at the door. We are encouraged to wrestle with the harder aspects of Scripture.

    It would be similar to the way that you wrestle with the more difficult aspects of atheism.

    The difference between us is that I accept that I live by faith, and I strengthen that faith with the use of reason. You also live by faith, it's just the opposite faith of mine, and you seem to use your reason to defend your faith.

    But you can't come to grips with your own faith, so you continually deride other people of faith.

    So again, what does it say about your position that you continually put down others and use innuendo and false generalizations to justify yourself?

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  5. So again, what does it say about your position that you continually put down others and use innuendo and false generalizations to justify yourself?

    Uh...freedom of speech?

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  6. Buddy said...
    We have freedom in Christ.
    Freedom from what, Buddy? No, seriously, freedom from what? Please make a list.

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    1. Freedom from the devil, man. Get with the program, man! After we die, we are either on God's love an' gravy train (like Pat Robertson); or we are on his "to-hell" shitlist (like almost everybody else).

      You want an indexed list?

      Freedom to:

      [1] Commit genocide against those who don't believe in the one true God.
      [2] Take their women (the ones who are still virgins) to do with as you please. Anything you want! ;) ;)
      [3] Take all of their stuff; their wealth, their homes, their land. Conquering in Christ, dude!

      (Read Numbers 31: Moses did all of this; and don't tell me that Moses isn't on God's gravy train...)

      [4] You can play patty cakes with little boys (just like priests in the Catholic church). Don't tell me that a priest isn't on God's path to heaven...

      Nothing else will give you quite this much freedom than God's word.

      Remember that if you are a leader of God's cause, you can do whatever the f*** you want. You want to live like a king? God will put you there, just ask Pat Robertson.

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  7. I have complete freedom to live for God. What freedoms does atheism bring you? The freedom to trash other people?

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  8. Uh...freedom of speech?

    Why don't you actually answer the question instead of using all these straw man arguments to justify yourself?

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  9. I have complete freedom to live for God. What freedoms does atheism bring you? The freedom to trash other people?

    What freedom does religion bring you? The freedom to burn unbelievers at the stake? Oh yeah, you guys have already done that for a few hundred years haven't you? Too bad you don't have that POWER anymore, isn't it?

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  10. No, seriously Buddy, I want to know what freedoms religion/Christ gives you that you don't have already.

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  11. Why don't you answer my original question and stop running from your hatred?

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  12. The freedom to burn unbelievers at the stake? Oh yeah, you guys have already done that for a few hundred years haven't you? Too bad you don't have that POWER anymore, isn't it?

    I don't deny that atrocities have been committed in the name of Christ. But Christians have brought far more good to this world than bad.

    And I fully support a separation of church and state, so don't throw that junk at me, especially considering how the atheists who came to power in the last century butchered millions upon millions of people.

    And you sir, with your evil and incoherent diatribes on this site, just continue to prove the fact that true evil and depravity exists in this world.

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  13. So you keep saying, but you know that the "atheists who came to power" were ruthless dictators first and foremost and one of them was a Catholic Christian. There has never been a dictator who tortured and murdered people for the cause of atheism. However, there have been dictators who have tortured and murdered people for the cause of Christianity.

    Personally, I'm glad that I'm this evil and depraved person who has never taken part in any of that and I'm also glad that I'm not connected with a church that has.

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  14. one of them was a Catholic Christian So, using your astute logic here, then this means you must also be considered a Christian. lolz.

    There has never been a dictator who tortured and murdered people for the cause of atheism.

    ok, but that doesn't mean atheists have not killed millions of people now does it?

    And of course, a good number of the people they killed were theists, and were killed because they were theists. Sounds like a cause for atheism to me. But you can change the facts anyway you like so long as you sleep better at night.

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  15. Buddy: It is not religion or atheism that kills people, it is fanaticism. Religion encourages fanaticism, but atheism tends not to. Neverthless fanaticism is our enemy, not religion and atheism. There is no harm in a gentle Christian or Agnostic. I imagine that you are one of them. I have no problem with that.

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