She was only ten
When she pledged her abstinence
Girls with Barbie dolls
Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.Alejandro Jodorowski
I read an article last night written by Samantha Pugsley about herself and a group of ten-year-old girls who had pledged a commitment to God not to have sex until they were married. Yes! Ten-year-old girls who still played with Barbie dolls and thought boys were still icky (her words). This made her parents and the whole congregation in the Baptist church proud and happy. To make a long story short, she grew to hate sex, got a divorce, and left the church. This story sickened me and made me sad for the girls. Indoctrination is a pretty heavy thing but that’s how most Christians (and other religions) get into their religion. It wasn’t a choice for them. They were raised with it. Indoctrination is not free will. It’s mind control – programming of the young.
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I completely agree Vic. And I never truly thought about the “free will” part but I agree that it’s impossible to have free will because if they are born into the religious organization then it’s all they know and becomes who they are and so without it they feel confused, outcasted and lost. And all for what?!. It’s just sad the damaging affects organized religion can have and do have on so many or even most people involved. It’s no wonder our world is one filled with dysfunctional families and damaged people that seem to only perpetuate the cycle by hurting others but what’s worse is that they feel they are doing so righteously because they are doing it “in the name of the Lord”.
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A lot of my Christian friends have learned the art of circular argument. For instance, my friend who is a part-time pastor says (speaking directly to me), “You don’t need to read other books about how to understand the Bible because the Bible is so simple to read that all you need to do is read the Bible. As long as you’ve been saved, you understand everything in the Bible.” I said, “So, how are you saved?” His response, “It’s all right there in the Bible!” See the logic here? The Bible gives me clear direction on how to be saved so that I can understand the Bible.
Thanks for your response, lhaflich!