I apologize if this thread exists as a tweet already but I came across the post a few days ago and it's kinda wild how much it stuck with me like sitting at my dining table with a bowl of cereal just... thinkin' about it

9:53 PM · Oct 10, 2020

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I’ve seen this post before but I have to read it every time it comes across my TL. It is so important for religious and non-religious folk alike to be able to see this pattern for what it really is.
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It's important to recognize too that this is a uniquely Christian thing. This isn't universal to all religions.
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Very true. It's not even about converting people to the same religion but to THEIR version. I'd tell these people I'm already Christian but it's not good enough unless it's their church. When I talk about religion with friends it usually when they ask and it's not uncomfy at all.
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Right, even among the same religion there is division so there's still people who don't see another group in the same religion as following the right way.
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They're exactly right, it's an indoctrination tactic no matter the religion and it sucks so much. You get pulled in and a lot of times you can't get out
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What other religion does this? What other religion even has the institutional hegemonic power to do this?
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I REMEMBER THIS ONE and it's an extremely good take on this sort of thing.
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Replying to @princess_jem4
Someone know tips from helping those kind of people to be more confy with others outside their religion circles? I suspect some friends of mine are really in deep in one of those religious circles that are very "othering" of others and I dont want them to feel cut out :(
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In no particular order 1. Ask questions, listen 2. Ask follow up questions that lead to sense memories 3. Ask about their childhood memories, specifically their internal experience "Do you remember learning to tie your shoes?" 4. When their answers prompt memories of your own, 1/
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And it's not like people are unfamiliar with their religion at least in general if not specific and in depth. If we were interested, it's accessible, churches are everywhere. It's on TV. We might even be Christian. But not the same kind.
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