Originally posted by network dude
Originally posted by protocolsoflove
So when a born again christian is mind controlled, is it the church clergy who have been responsible for programming? Also, are there triggers and handlers and code books for this mind control program?"
I am glad you asked. I could start to claim I know all about how this happens, and find some flashy you tube videos to "support" my argument, but I think I will just be honest and say I don't know. I only know when my family members became "born again", they were intolerant when they weren't before, they were argumentative of any view other than theirs, when they weren't before. They acted as if they were completely different people. Others in this very thread have experienced the same thing. Perhaps someone on the inside could shed some light on this.
Protocols, what makes you to intolerant?
Let me put it to you this way. Say you knew this person - a friend, if you will - that was always willing to help you. They supported you in your time of need, gave you money, food, shelter, anything you asked. They were always there to listen and help you through all of your problems - maybe not take care of your problems for you, but certainly gave you strength and courage, and wisdom to handle them on your own. They helped you all through life. This friend of yours, was the best kind of person imaginable. A genuinely good person. Helped others out, random people on the streets, etc. The only "flaw" this person had, as many in this thread would seem to say, is that they didn't like doing things that were considered immoral. Drinking alcohol, doing drugs, swearing, lying, cheating. None of that, at all. They never forced you to become like them, but they led by example - you never decided to follow in their footsteps, though. They loved you unconditionally - you could have treated him like garbage, and spat in his face everyday, and he'd simply take it. Because he understands you. He understands your pain, and he forgives you even if you don't ask him.
Now, one day, you're walking with this friend through the city, and start walking across the street. You take the first couple steps out, ahead of your friend, and look to the right to see a truck speeding toward you. You realize, in a split second, that you're doomed to die.
But your friend pushes you out of the way, saving your life, while he loses his.
What would you feel? Would you cry? Would you realize just how much this friend did for you, and that you took it all for granted, all these years?
How would you live your life after that?
Would you want to take up his place and lead by example (not doing evil things)?
Would you want to honor him by spreading the news about what he did for you?
Would you even be willing to defend his name, if someone who, for some reason didn't like him because of his appearance, or because of his mysterious nature, or whatever, and decided to mock him? Would you stand up for him, like he did for you?
Jesus did all of this, for everyone. He loved us from the very beginning. Even when we spat in his face, he still loved us. He loved us enough to be willing to die for us. He led the perfect life, because he knew that we couldn't do it. His resurrection meant that it worked. That our salvation would be guaranteed.
When one comes to the realization of this, and accepts Christ, they become Born Again.
We Christians want to follow his example, but we sometimes fail - and get called hypocrites.
We Christians want to serve others, helping the less fortunate - even when no one else will lift a finger for us.
We Christians want to spread love, even though it's hard - and we get called mind-controlled cultists.
Yes, it's true what the OP is saying, that it only lasts for a short time. That feeling is the Holy Spirit, burning inside them. It's the change taking place. It may not be as strong as it first was, but it leaves an impact. You'll notice that person still doesn't do certain things they once did. It takes a great deal of anguish to change a person. For me, it was accepting Christ - and secondly, it was the passing of my mother. Both events shaped me into who I am today.