3. The word ‘disciple’ means what?
Any player on a sports team is a "disciple" or student of the coach, constantly learning from the guidance and teaching of that coach. A brainwashed idiot is just people's way of attacking Biblical Christianity with slander.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28,29
And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Acts 11:26
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. Matthew 10:24