Most people that are christian are so because they are born to families that are already christian. Therefore they are indoctrinated (forced) to become an obedient member of the family ideology. This has been going on for over 2,000 years and has become an epidemic.
Now many christians claim that they "came to jesus", but that is a lie that they tell themselves and anyone that will listen. Just how many made a cognitive decision to become christian in the first place? I mean people that have the mature critical thinking ability to make a decision without coercion of any kind.
I would guess, none, or slim to none.
Christianity defies logic and common sense, so there has to be a contributing factor that causes people to act against their own well being.
Okay so I am limiting this to christianity, and that leaves a great deal to be answered on a larger scale. I chose to do so because no other religion has been so forceful to create believers in their faith. Some have come close, but christianity is number one in that area.
We are all born atheist and have to be changed to accept a faith or ideal. I am not talking about converts that change from one religion to another. I am talking about taking the original person and defining why they didn't remain an atheist in the first place.
As Pramagtic told Gabreil on another thread, "You don't know why you are a christian." That is a true statement. Most christians only repeat dogma to justify their belief. they don't understand that they were socially, systematically brainwashed to become christian in the first place.
I was once a christian. I was an infant and could not undestand such things when I was made a christian. For years I was brainwashed to remain a christian. That is the program. It's basically child abuse.
If christianity or any faith for that matter was able to stand up to scrutiny, it would allow people that are old enough to make real decisions, to come to it, instead of brainwashing children.
Most christians after years of indoctrination start justifying their faith with nonsensical gibberish. Some, I suspect of suffering from Stockholm Syndrom go deeper into the delusion of their faith and become....evangelical.
I know there are no statistics that tell us how many people became a christian out of their own volition, but I assume it is few to none.
If you ask a christian why they became a christian, and they don't answer "I was forced into it from birth", then in all likelihood they have lied to you.
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