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    (Original post by z33)
    However if you're talking brainwashing people does not give them a choice - around 100 years ago I'd have said you're right but right now with the Internet at everyone's fingertips there's no way brainwashing would work since information is easily accessible online. Maybe people grow up without access to it so they don't have any other religion or belief to compare their own to but once they leave their home, or are at school, or at work or anywhere where there is Internet access they can research it. Gaining this information enables them to make a choice.
    I think brainwashing definitely does still work. Indoctrination begins from childhood. By the time a person comes across alternative viewpoints, they already have the beliefs they were taught etched into their mind so they are likely to dismiss any opposing beliefs.
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    (Original post by EastGuava)
    I think brainwashing definitely does still work. Indoctrination begins from childhood. By the time a person comes across alternative viewpoints, they already have the beliefs they were taught etched into their mind so they are likely to dismiss any opposing beliefs.
    You are right it does but (and I'd know) people naturally start thinking about the meaning about everything, why do we believe what we believe, is it the right thing? does it make sense? How did humans discover things then? Back in the day everyone was taught that the Earth was flat - straight fact there's no questioning, until one guy said no you are wrong and proved it himself. That's kind of like indoctrination right?
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    Isn't saying it like that misrepresenting the issue at hand?

    Saying it's only as simple as a choice when compared to sexual orientation, when talking about that matter.

    Misrepresenting is almost as bad as lying to be honest.
    If I make a point, I am not trying to misrepresent the issue, so if I have done so it would be better for you to explain how rather than simply telling me I have,
 
 
 
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