Many organizations would love to try to influence you and get control of your life. The difference is in the level of invasiveness. When you measure many organizations, bodies political or religious groups against that benchmark only few would come to the top including nazi and communist totalitarian governments and WTBS. One thing that these fellows know full well is that their biggest assets are young and impressible minds and as long as they have them that will insure their organization?s survival.
You see some of the most heinous deeds done in conc-camps in WW2 where done not by old farts (who were good at talking) they were done by young, simple-minded and eager to please still half children with fire in their bellies. Which is why something so heartfelt as that poem could not be so easily written by someone in GB for instance.
Kids will have such eagerness for almost anything that their guardians and people they look-up to are involved in, in this case it?s misplaced devotion to a religious organization.