Paul's Passing Thoughts

Conforming to the Group – Is This Why It’s So Hard for Christians to Leave the Institutional Church?

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on August 31, 2016

This is perhaps one of the most profound social experiment videos I’ve witnessed.  Notice how quickly a newcomer not only feels compelled to conform to the group but also trains others to do the same.  What is really scary is that they have no idea why they are doing it either.  And there is no force of authority other than simply observing the behavior of others!

Now couple that with a power of an authority figure, and you might have an explanation for why it is so hard for people to leave the institutional church – they have been conditioned into a particular behavior!