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Author Topic: How religion got started


Graham-
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How religion got started
on: August 1, 2014, 10:36

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-religion-center-stage-20140731-story.html#lightbox=80958013



russell20
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 1, 2014, 11:37

How true, thanks Graham



wheels5894
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 1, 2014, 16:23

Oh, dear! That looks a bit too true somewhow!



Sempsy
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 7, 2014, 19:42

They should do variations on a theme and substitute each different form of religion to point out the shit each one purports as the truth! It should then be given a full international gallery tour supported by all the media, followed by a bestselling book and blockbuster movie, starring "insert popular actor du jour here" and directed by "insert popular director du jour", followed by the first ever clean sweep at the oscars in every category and every other award... Lest we not forget the musical and other spin-offs etc....

Oh, I can't resist the use of inshallah now!



wheels5894
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 8, 2014, 09:43

The only thing to point here, Sempsy, is that religions manage to make far more money, tax free, than any movie ever made. I was watching a Channel 4 programme last night following a new recruit doing the 2 years of door knocking for the Mormons. They have to do 2 years unpaid and contribute to the cost. no wonder some religions are rolling in it!



Sempsy
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 14, 2014, 19:32

Yes, and therein lies the true crux of the matter with all religions - money = power, power = control - the ones at the "top" get all the money, power & control, thus reinforcing the cycle against the gullible (faithful) in the lower echelons, with the odd one with a bit of desire (greed) allowed to float up and take over the reins/reigns ad infinitum, ad nauseum....



wheels5894
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Re: How religion got started
on: August 15, 2014, 10:10

Sure the is a drift of money and power to the top of religious organisations like the Catholic Church. Yet other religions, like Islam, don't actually have a hierarchy and funds and power remain with the imam at the mosque as far as I know. The same applies to the mega-churches in the USA. Which ever religion it is, though, power and money seem to be the driving force and they are very keen to hang on to it!

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