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@comment 213 by Spiritual Atheist

Haven't commented in a while, but thought I'd post even tho' I haven't read all the comments, but this post was at the top of the page! Apologies if it has been covered already.

At the core of religion is the need to explain the bad and help people to be good

I'm not sure but I have an idea that the origin of the word 'religion' has something to do with 'to bind or tie'....so my take on religion is that it is all about power and control whereby the masses are 'bound' by stringent rules. To achieve this religions go by the 'Golden Rule', whereby he who has the gold makes the rules. So they need money, lots of it, to keep the masses under their control.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 08:57:20 UTC | #932864