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It's sad really. Nearly every religion has started out "pure", but then become corrupted beyond belief and interpreted in different ways to acquire different goals (war, taxes, etc.).

But you would be surprised what power religion holds over people in certain poor areas. It keeps these people in check.
The creators of every "true" religion had good intentions but overlooked the power of stupid people in large groups. Or gained too much power and decided to be a God among men.

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It's sad really. Nearly every religion has started out "pure", but then become corrupted beyond belief and interpreted in different ways to acquire different goals (war, taxes, etc.).

But you would be surprised what power religion holds over people in certain poor areas. It keeps these people in check.
Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah got any sources for this? I could really use them.
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Poor people tend to be more religious because it gives them hope. People that aren't prospering in this life and show no real signs of improving don't have much to hope for. Religion tells people that it doesn't matter what their economic status in this world is. In fact, poor people are favored.
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Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah got any sources for this? I could really use them.


Are you seriously saying you don't know any place where religion has a stranglehold over people's everyday actions?
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...you're a terrorist sympathizer. I'd rather be an idiot if that's the choice. At least I'd be a person, though stupid, who is at least on the right side of morality. God doesn't care if you're stupid or not, he does care if you are evil or not.
 

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