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Why the Internet is slowly strangling religion

Increased access to information is making it more difficult for faiths to exert total control over their followers

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Mea Maxima Culpa!

Again, we are seeing a repeat of the history from when Gutenberg rediscovered movable type printing (the Chinese were using it hundreds of years earlier). Prior to Gutenberg, churches were free to re-write the gospels to suit their own agendas, and the laity were forbidden to even touch the book, let alone read it (as most of them could not read). Gutenberg's technological advance meant books were affordable, and Gutenberg published his first bible in 1454. As literacy increased, people began to notice that Gutenberg's version very often did not match what their local church was saying, with the obvious contradictions harming the credibility of the church as a whole. This forced King James to order a "standard" bible to be adopted by all churches in 1611.

I have no problem with people believing what they want, so long as their beliefs are NOT used as an excuse to inflict harm upon others, extract wealth from them, enslave them, or to justify wars. My problem is with organizations created solely to exploit myths and beliefs for wealth and commercial power. History proves that religion is a tool of human enslavement. Even the Bible approves of slavery.

LEVITICUS 25:44-46

" As for your male and female slaves whom you may have; you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are round you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their families that are with you, who have been born in your land; and they may be your property. You may bequeath them to your sons and after you, to inherit as a possession forever; you may make slaves of them, but over your brethren the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over the other, with harshness."

No religion has ever set its followers free from the oppressions of the organized hierarchy of that religion (with the possible exception of the historical Jesus himself). Religion teaches unquestioning obedience. Religion is slavery. I oppose such slavery as earnestly and staunchly as my ancestors opposed the slave ships and the slave policies of the Confederacy.

I am not anti god (for one can hardly oppose something which does not exist). I simply wish to set people free from all forms of oppression and exploitation.

See also FROM THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO BROUGHT YOU THE INQUISITION!

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