Superstition is a form of brainwashing whereby one disbelieves or believes what they do not understand, and it is the most effective way to keep oneself and others from knowing the truth. Jesus criticised this weakness when he said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Bible, NLT, Luke 23:34. For example, Jesus taught that those who loved him should follow him ("Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me," bible, NLT, Matthew 16:24) yet many Christians nowadays though they may worship Jesus, do not follow him (i.e. his teaching). Perhaps millions of people reject communism though Jesus himself (as well as the first Christians) lived a communistic life. Most organized religions rely heavily on superstition to stay in "business." It is a form of hypnosis which Hitler perfected and which today's fascist imperialists and their supporters within organized religion make good use of.