"In the course of its learning and assimilating the culture in which it will
grow up, the child's nervous system gets programmed in a particular way with
respect to the mysterious relation of symbols and things which will create
its later life. When this programming reaches a certain point, the behavior
of the child becomes patterned in ways that are difficult ever to change.
Other ways of behaving not parallel to these patterns are rejected, sometimes
subtly, subconsciously, at other times deliberately, violently. The child's
total reaction, physiological as well as linguistic, to the world in which
he grows up may be independently flexible or it may be as submissively rigid
as it usually is for those molded in an orthodox, totalitarian religion."
[Chester Dolan, "Blind Faith"]