Yeah, being raised around the "truth" especially if you see people who are kind caring, genuine, sincere, etc....You start to transfer the trust you have in the individuals to what they said, seeing no reason that the ones you trust would be deceiving you. Which they weren't, they were themselves deceived. Just like kids think no one can beat there dad when they are young.
That makes you feel you are being told the truth and so you have no reason to check the facts of what you are being told. Then you are cautioned that there is a big conspiracy by Satan and the "world" to mislead you. So anything that does not jive with what you were taught you dismiss.
So I would have to say what led me was a BIG FAT LIE.