Brainwashing and The Mormon Conspiracy
Brainwashing and the Reinforcing of brainwashing by Mormon church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leaders.Following are some of the answers to questions given by LDS officials in order to reinforce brainwashing, which transfers faults of the LDS, Joseph Smith or church leaders to rank and file members: The scholarly book The Mormon Conspiracy goes into further detail. 1. Some things havenít been revealed yet and will be revealed to you later or in eternal life. 2. Lucifer wins a great victory when he can get members of the Church to speak against their leaders and do their own thinking. 3. You are not trying hard enough. Try harder and pray about it. 4. Or if a member of the Priesthoodís blessing does not cure a health problem: It is not the blessing that didnít help you to overcome your sickness, it was your lack of faith. You need to have faith and pray about it. 5. Or if you donít believe in the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, you donít know enough about it to understand it. Here again, itís not church leaders, Godís or Joseph Smithís fault, it is your fault and you should feel guilty to question the word of God, Joseph Smith or church leaders. 6. If a person questions why they arenít receiving the churchís promised blessings, You need to examine your life and see why you arenít righteous enough to deserve these blessings. 7. If a member questions the churchís claim that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, or a fraud, You need to kneel down and pray about it and God will tell you that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. 8. Or a member questions church doctrine or practices, Pray about it ďAnd ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.Ē 9. If you question the authorities of the church, ďYou must not speak out against the Lordís anointed.Ē 10. Or if a member violates a church rule, ďSatan has gotten ahold of you, ask a member of the priesthood to remove Satan from your body.Ē 11. If you have written something critical of the church, ďYou are doing Satanís work in attempting to harm the church.Ē The Mormon Church applies brainwashing by teaching that: Nothing is ever Godís, church leadersĎ, or the churchís fault. It is always the fault of the memberís behavior or a misunderstanding of church doctrine, or that Satan has led you in the wrong direction. This is a carryover of brainwashing from Joseph Smith, the founder of the church, who was very clever in always making the person feel guilty and responsible when he fails or questions church policy. Bishops and other church leaders generally give the same responses that Smith made to his followers. If you question church doctrine or the Book of Mormon, the Bishop or other church officials will tell you to read it again, be humble, remember you are a child of God, pray about it and he will tell you that it is true. Doubters of the truth of Mormonism are told that they are risking apostasy and separation from their families for eternity. This line is a powerful mind control tactic. The following from an e-mail writer also describes ways to reinforce brainwashing: ďI took 4 years of LDS seminary throughout high school just to realize how brainwashed these people really are. They truly believe in a blind faith that will take 10 percent of their earnings until the time of their death. Kids who receive the priesthood and then abandon the church are taught that they will spend an eternity in Hell, whereas if you murder millions of people, like Hitler did, the most time you can spend in hell is 1000 years.Ē These kids are forced to stick with the church on the belief that if they leave they are worse human beings in Godís eye than Hitler was. "When I sent off for this marvelous book, the paranoid thought even entered my head, that perhaps this was an elaborate plot to check out if I was a true Mormon. I am still reading the book and last night I didn't turn the light off until 1:30 am. I was totally engrossed!" This scholarly book was written by Charles L. Wood, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor at the University of Akron.