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    Religion was invented as a means of social control when tribes became too big, rewarding "good" behaviour (which includes the subjects giving their money to the priests) with promises of heaven, and punishing bad behavior with promises of hell.

    And of course, religion is fundamentally about the politics of its own self-sustenance, and of power over people, power self-invested in the priesthood.

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    Religion was invented as a means of social control when tribes became too big, rewarding "good" behaviour (which includes the subjects giving their money to the priests) with promises of heaven, and punishing bad behavior with promises of hell.

    And of course, religion is fundamentally about the politics of its own self-sustenance, and of power over people, power self-invested in the priesthood.
    That is what it morphed into (in many cases). Originally it was simply a belief system in hopes of something better down the road to cope with miserable times.

    People gravitate towards religion in times of struggle and that still rings true today.
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    something better down the road was only happy, pain-free life in heaven after death, and the priest were the dictators of what the followers were supposed to do.

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    Won't be long before the activists try to take down his statue and his name off every street or building.
    Media Censorship in full throttle

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    Media Censorship in full throttle
    Censoring what?
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