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Missionary Program
#11
RE: Missionary Program
(November 23, 2014 at 10:06 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote: Hiyas.

Sounds like classic cult conditioning to me.

Pretty similar to military conditioning as well.

In any case, not very healthy for the psyche.
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#12
RE: Missionary Program
Welcome Smile
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#13
RE: Missionary Program
That training sounds like psychological torture and doesn't really make much sense. Most missionaries are probably going to enter countries where they are allowed to evangelize. Why waste time and energy frightening future missionaries who might not even work in countries that are unfriendly to them? Imagine if the poor missionary ends up living in France or Japan. Chances of their being forced to renounce their faith is pretty slim.

Why kill the sheep anyway? Wouldn't it be better to teach the person how to identify edible plants or catch wild animals? I don't know about you guys but sheep don't normally follow me around so I doubt that one would be available if I am lost in the wilderness and hungry.

In my sister in laws church, some 'kidnappers' broke into the youth class to fake take it over. I can't exactly remember what happened because I tend to ignore most of what she and my nephew tell me. (Yes, that is mean but in my defense, they are really, really annoying.) Anyway, my sister in law was surprisingly not outraged by the kidnapping but thought it was a great idea that her son learn about the persecution of Christians.
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#14
RE: Missionary Program
Wtf did I just read?

That "training" does not seem to make sense at all as a missionary is not a secret agent who protects state secrets and gets interrogated. The main purpose seems to me to brainwash the participant into following the cult. Also, those poor animals!

So, how'd you become atheist after that ordeal?
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#15
RE: Missionary Program
(November 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(November 23, 2014 at 10:06 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote: Hiyas.

Sounds like classic cult conditioning to me.

Pretty similar to military conditioning as well.

In any case, not very healthy for the psyche.

Very true. In basic training, we weren't given more than five hours of sleep a night the first week.

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#16
RE: Missionary Program
(November 24, 2014 at 4:16 am)Parkers Tan Wrote:
(November 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: Pretty similar to military conditioning as well.

In any case, not very healthy for the psyche.

Very true. In basic training, we weren't given more than five hours of sleep a night the first week.

Ah, the memories. In basic, I learned it was quite possible to fall asleep standing up. Sleep deprivation sucks. I can't decide what was worse, that or all the time I spent in a dog forsaken frozen hole in the ground.
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#17
RE: Missionary Program
Lol wat?

Welcome to the forum - sounds like an experience.
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#18
RE: Missionary Program
I have no problem with the missionary position....

Wait, it's missionary program, misread that... Carry on Big Grin

Welcome
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#19
RE: Missionary Program
(November 24, 2014 at 1:03 am)Alex K Wrote: Wtf did I just read?

That "training" does not seem to make sense at all as a missionary is not a secret agent who protects state secrets and gets interrogated. The main purpose seems to me to brainwash the participant into following the cult. Also, those poor animals!

So, how'd you become atheist after that ordeal?

Classic conditioning my friend.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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#20
RE: Missionary Program
Welcome! Glad you made it to the other side!

Just think, christians think WE are evil...really??????
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