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Proselytizing and Grooming

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. Fool

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    could proselytizing be a type of grooming behavior?
     
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    How are you defining "grooming"? Right now I am leaning "yes".
     
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    Conditioning you to believe you need something that you can't attain on your own. they are going to help you understand what it is and help you find it. won't cost you anything except your time, maybe a little money, and belief. they might even give you a nickname, "Pet".
     
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    this is off topic. the thread is speaking of proselytizing in respect to religion.


    similar to jesus calling the pharisees hypocrites because they wouldn't allow other to enter in heaven because they were blocking the way.


    languages change, names change, but the actions are similar across the ages


    matthew 23:15
     
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    Yes. It most certainly could be.
     
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    Ohhhh... it didn't specify.

    But, yes, but I wouldn't call it proselytizing in the sense that most people give it.

    Convincing through dialogue and interaction (as with any point or area of life). As Jesus said to his disciples, "Now you are clean through my words" - they were groomed to a different behavior as well as capacity.

    He opened up possibility thinking.
     
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    when a person knows what they want and it's age appropriate, there is nothing wrong with mentoring to help them gain that goal.

    but the person should already be somewhat aware of what they are interested in and not hard sold on it.
     
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    Not absolutely always, but often yes.

    Probably more often than not, IMO.

    Edit: I'd say that proselytizing is predatory generally. I'm still wrapping my head around whether it's generally predatory in a way I'd consider "grooming."
     
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    Might mandatory pledge of allegiance and positively spun US History in elementary school be considered proselytizing and/or grooming under definitions proffered in this thread?

    ETA: Or similar in other countries.
     
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