4th January 2011

“Coerced belief is no belief at all; it is tyranny.”

Jon Meacham

2 Responses to “4th January 2011”

  1. CaptainZero Says:

    Coerced? Like being told that if you don’t accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior then you are doomed to an eternity in hell? Or coerced as in being taught this from a young age when you are impressionable and don’t question parental authority? All religious indoctrination of children is coercive, no – Told you must believe and discouraged from or punished for questioning the dogma. In what other sphere of knowledge would these tactics be tolerated?

  2. Doubting Thomas Says:

    I can’t think of one good sphere where coercion/brainwashing is tolerated Captain Zero. Many evil and inhumane ones come easily to mind Nazism, North Korean dictatorship, blind racialism and Global control of food supplies( or non-supply) are just a few.