I have used a range of tactics to describe the way the Catholic religion has this dysfunctional procedure built in in such a way that children exposed to it have no alternative other than to develop their own dysfunctional personality in order to fit in in their environment. 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You by Shahida Arabi. I rely on the many relationships and the many siblings and their personalities as a basis for this hypothesis. I was prompted through my considerations of the findings throught the proved*ings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; most recently as a result of the many traits on display by the bishops, clergy and the religious. See my Youtube Channel for many examples. Perhaps start with the bishops.
"Gaslighting is a manipulative tactic that can be described in different variations of three words: “That didn’t happen,” “You imagined it,” and “Are you crazy?” Gaslighting is perhaps one of the most insidious manipulative tactics out there because it works to distort and erode your sense of reality; it eats away at your ability to trust yourself and inevitably disables you from feeling justified in calling out abuse and mistreatment."
Nothing distorts and erodes your sence of reality more than being a child openly deceived by your siblings, parents, teachers, clergy, community and government more that being led to believe that fantasy based miracles are real and that simply because they are deemed to be a part of a religion then by that simplistic fact these most fantastic and delusional claims are embedded into the minds off defenceless children as a part of the facts in their life. Their personal right to independent thought and their right to self determination no longer exists once a child has been convinced that toxic impossibilities are everyday reality. The ground work for lifelong grooming and exploitation has been fully established at that very early point.
This process forces the child to distort selected aspects of their life. The question for the country and for the Royal Commission is one that asks should this be permitted to continue? In light of the active human rights abuses my expectation is that the law is clearly on the side of the children under both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The Rights of the Child.
The Catholic Church will have to claim ownership of each one as they are located else their god will no longer be all powerful. They sure picked a puny god who was seen only as having the ability to create a very small part of our solar system.
Catholics today they have to rationalize a way of owning the entire universe to keep up the power image of their god - the good thing about that is that they are not winning; the weight of the evidence is against them.
Reconciling the cognitive dissonance must become a high priority for the young developing mind to the where these flaws in thinking become deeply embedded simply as a result of over usage. The mental entrapment involved in this process is possibly the largest criminal aspect of the clergy abuse coverup and the day to day operations of the Catholic church. Not 5 years old and the young Catholic child is full immersed, fully trapped in a lifelong bond to a corrupt and toxic sexually abusive exploitative group of expert manipulators and unempathic, mysogonistic, self important men who claim absolute ignorance while at the same bipolar moment they claim to have the guide-book to salvation at their finger tips and will continue to sell this line of spin while ever a single child is available to them via as a result of this process.
The validation in the child's Catholic community has been one where the child was educated to ignore the acts of rape against themselves and other children and often times the rape of their mothers by sexually dysfunctional, cognitively compromised malignant people.
XXX NOTES: They are protected under the rules of the Royal Commission - they have to say it outside the Commission before they can be held accountable for any admission. That applies to the public hearings, I am unsure of the nuance of evidence provided in other ways to the Commission - it is said to be the cost of the truth.
My beef with that is that we get short changed on that deal as the fact is they have no evidence to support their claim for any connection with any god or supernatural spirit and yet the teach these fantasies to children (its the catholic way of grooming them. It is that truth that we are being gyped of - the evidence of just how effective that has been is in evidence every day in the resistance and practiced blindness shown by so many in the community. I use the word catholic here in the sense of whole or all meaning all Judeo Christian religions and the many sects that have resulted from that.
I hope to find time to come back to this and write further on it.