SCRIPTURE: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6. [source]
COMMENTARY: Most religious people dislike the word brainwashing, and they tend to shy away from the word indoctrination as well. But how else can you explain the fact that there are adults who believe in talking snakes, magic fruit, a god who impregnated a mortal, a worldwide flood, a young earth, and eating the flesh and drinking the blood of some guy who’s been promising he’d be back any day now for the past two millennia? If you sit down and think about it, you realize that if brainwashing children were not allowed, religion would be eradicated from the planet within a couple generations. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.