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  1. #1 Stockholm ....er...Religion Syndrome 
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    Stockholm syndrome
    , or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them.

    Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding,which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."

    Dictionary: feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.


    Strikingly similar......Those definitions sound like something a lot of people around the world are dealing with. I like the term kidnapping because it kind of applies to religion bringing children into the fold. Geez, if you didn't know what the Stockholm Syndrome actually referred to then how easy would it be to substitute religion here. Positive feelings, empathy, defending, strong emotional ties, harassment, threaten, intimidate etc.....it's all there.

    Are theists really just victims? I do my best to harass them myself but it simply won't do. Incurable? Not quite but definitely not easy to turn around.

    Unfortunately, I've probably selected the wrong sub-forum to discuss in again. Is it just me or are Science Mods not very receptive towards psychology?I expect this one to move soon.


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    I like the term kidnapping because it kind of applies to religion bringing children into the fold.


    Children generally love their parents even when being abused. Kidnapped victims, generally fear and hate their captors at first. I don't see much of a comparison.

    And I do hope you're not trolling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    I like the term kidnapping because it kind of applies to religion bringing children into the fold.


    Children generally love their parents even when being abused.
    Kids fear abuse, love has nothing to do with it. I didn't fear love but I feared my father's penchant for corporal punishment, never hated him though.

    All kidnap victims fear their captors you say? Some don't even know they've been kidnapped. There are more than just violent kidnappings as seen on TV.

    Really I just like the term kid in kidnapping, I thought it was apropos.
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