I'm not joking. We are brainwashed, all of us; hypnotized, duped, deceived. Some believe that they are saved, other believe that life is meaningless. Some follow their political leaders or spiritual teachers, others follow their commanders. Some follow their peer group, others obey their parents.
Some believe that that God is like a stern father, others believe that God is a fantasy. Some believe that they have awakened, others believe that they are useless. We are deceived by our beliefs, all of us.