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Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
Interesting thread. Will have to check in a few days, and see if you actually get any of the responses you were looking for.
In general, I think it's the same mentality that makes people believe what some cult person tells them. They can be so conditioned (especially if raised in such a group) by various methods that they become unable, in some cases, of ever learning anything different. If someone is taught that their eternal destination, or reward, depends on them doing some terrible thing, they can be scared into doing it. Fear is a very strong motivator. That sort of tactic can be used (and has been) across the board for various beliefs, systems, etc.
Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
"Violence on the basis of "honour" is spreading at a disturbing rate. The problem is not unique to Turkey or the Middle East. It is happening here, too, in the heart of Britain.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
That's what happens when you're brainwashed. You become incapable of being able to correctly distinguish between right and wrong. Take honor killings performed by muslim, they will claim that only happens in certain nations, but that is in reality a faulty statement. It has been documented that muslim from different nations, even ones who claim they do no such thing, are found to have people who do this barbaric practice.
Take a look at David Koresh who was thrown out of the Seventh Day Adventist church. He had his followers so brainwashed the men would take their wives to him and let him have sex with them to "bless" them, and have sex with their underaged daughters. He also claimed to be Jesus, which should have sent some bells and whistles going off in his follower's minds if they had the presence of mind to actually read the bible. Manipulation is a form of witchcraft, 1 Kings in the OT is a prime example in a infamous woman who dubbed herself "Jezebel".
How do you deal with people that kill their own children? Happily? Whether it's bombs strapped to them, or because they looked at some other kid in the "wrong way"?
You can't rationalize that.
It's just like abortion in our country. How can you seriously talk with people who don't understand that a fetus is a child?