Understanding Social Conditioning

Atheists raised in a very religious setting may still recoil when they hear a blasphemy spoken, the reason for this is something called social conditioning, “a sociological process of training individuals in a society to act or respond in a manner generally approved by the society in general and peer groups within society.”  Or to put it more bluntly – it’s brainwashing.

Factors such as family life, spirituality and religion, popular culture and entertainment, education and employment all contribute to each individual’s social conditioning. The deeper …

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