Do you "KNOW" that People can be indoctrinated at young ages , even thru old age, to believe anything ( any IDEAS asserted or promoted ) such as the IDEAS promoted by religions ?
initial answer , yes that is correct .. examining what is INDOCTRINATION sounds similar to the word INTRODUCE
,it is defined as the "PROCESS" of TEACHING a person or a group to ACCEPT a set of "BELIEFS " ( IDEAS ) uncritically
what is PROPAGANDA to SPREAD to promote an IDEA . usually with information that is Known by the promoter to not be the case
. What is EVANGELIZING Teaching the gospels with the AIM to persuade . Now that we can see an association similarity examine the word
TRIBALISM is LOYALTY ( obligation WITHOUT questioning ) to a tribe or a group with strong negative emotion toward those outside the group
. I find one is likely to have an understanding if one applies 3 elements when one examines human behaviors INTENT MOTIVE & AGENDA
RELIGION is the Cultural system of BEHAVIORS & practices ( aka rituals or conditioned responses ) of a societal organization promoting certain IDEAS, ethics views , can have special text or places and can or NOT have have IDEAS of gods or deities .
. example Buddhism is a religion but it is NOT theistic is absent of god ideas, has ritual or conditioned response behaviors and promotes the idea of RE-BIRTH a continuous cycle of life dead rebirth ..
We get the word CONDITIONED RESPONSE from Pavlov experiment with dog to condition them to SALIVATE at the sound of a Bell...
. Example observe a Mass bells are used to stimulate the group to stand or knee a bell rings suddenly 300 people are standing in unison blessing oneself with water when entering a church , if one does not one might have feelings of GUILT one did not follow the RULE required behavior
Some parents Teach their children to ACCEPT the IDEA that light skinned people are superior to dark skinned people
some parents INTRODUCE the Idea of a Santa Claus and then engage in Condition responses from the child ( behaviors ) and give praise when the desired response is obtained called Reinforcement ... but by a certain age 7 , 8 the Child finds out its not the case and the IDEA is no longer reinforced or promoted
ATHEISM or ATHEIST "A" meaning WITHOUT THEO meaning god IDEAS . a person without god Ideas . is that the IDEAS of gods are either NOT introduced or required to be accepted or a person was introduced and accepted the Ideas taught, and then starts to question ( like Santa ) if it is the case as well as the questioning the obligation to engage in Rituals and behaviors & practices of the societal organization aka religions