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Effects of intensive indoctrination




   Intensive indoctrination in a rigid dogma, doctrine or theory 
   tends to suppress good sense, good judgment.  As people 
   become more and more indoctrinated their good sense becomes 
   clouded, confused, obstructed.  It becomes dormant.  Their 
   dogma and theory starts guiding them instead of their good 
   sense.  Their mind starts working in terms of new assumptions, 
   the assumptions of the indoctrination.  They stop thinking.  
   They just follow.

   Highly indoctrinated people become like automatons.  They spout 
   and parrot doctrinal positions and dogma as if that were all 
   they knew, instead of talking with common sense and 
   understanding of people and life.  Their natural sense, 
   understanding and intuition become stymied and suppressed by 
   dogma and doctrine.  They accept what they are taught by their 
   indoctrinators without thought or question, as if hypnotized, 
   as if they had no mind of their own; believing all they are 
   told to be correct in every detail. 

   The doctrinaire sermons of evangelicals constitute intensive 
   indoctrination.  It constitutes a kind of brainwashing.  People 
   become automatons, slaves to doctrine.  


   Apr 1977





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