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User avatar #274 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
mainstream religions were created as an extension of the state
when it became clear that not all men would bow to man's laws, the powers that be created religion to make all fear the invisible power in the sky that no man could challenge, thus making people fear something they could not confront or control

the commandments and the bible as a whole are designed to enforce compliance and subservience to a faceless higher authority just as law and politics work

jesus was just as much a puppet voice as a king or president...either way speaking on behalf of the silent puppetmasters above them who make the rules
User avatar #325 to #274 - redblackstar (05/19/2013) [-]
I'm doing ancient history at college, it's actually quite scary to what extent the ancient empires controlled the state religions. Although both Persians and Romans were quite tolerant of their subject's religions they encouraged emperor worship and certain moral values through it. Religion was and is a simple form of propaganda, deal with it.
User avatar #327 to #325 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
yes and propaganda is a tool of the state to influence and control people
User avatar #287 to #274 - foelkera ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
Didn't the first mainstream religions start within the slave classes of gigantic empires though?
User avatar #289 to #287 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
well thats just it, religion was designed to keep slaves compliant with their slavery, with an ideal of "life i **** but if you obey, you'll be rewarded in the afterlife" a fictional paradise for the dead to make up for hell on earth

just when the slaves became free and got better lives, they were so programmed into the religions, they took them with them and kept practising them with less need to

in the case of the jews, when they got freedom from egypt, they took the religion, and rewrote it into christianity to make themselves the masters and all faithful the slaves
pretty much making them as bad as their former masters
User avatar #293 to #289 - foelkera ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
The monarchy in Egypt hated Judaism though.
#314 to #293 - anon (05/18/2013) [-]
Everyone everywhere hated judaism.
User avatar #311 to #293 - redblackstar (05/18/2013) [-]
Because they had their own state religion and Judaism was different, kinda like Windows and Linux
User avatar #309 to #293 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
exactly, since the egyptians treated the jews so bad, when the jews got their chance they became the fascist overlords
#310 to #309 - foelkera ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
Jews didn't come into power until 1948 tho
Jews didn't come into power until 1948 tho
User avatar #319 to #310 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
no theyve always been in power, just they never came out into the open till 1948

how else did england just up and take 60% of palestine away from the palestinians and mark it as 'jews only' without any objections from the rest of the world
User avatar #323 to #319 - foelkera ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
Say you buy a house. You then are kidnapped and forced to work in north africa for several years. One day you escape from captivity and spend a long trek heading home. You arrive on your doorstep and find the locks have been changed, and that muslims are in your house. You try to kick them out, but they only reluctantly agree to share it with you.

Then they try to murder you because they don't want you in the house.
User avatar #339 to #323 - konradkurze ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
hmmmm compelling.....
makes me think of how the judeo-christians handled america

say you and your family own a big house, then someone from the next town over comes over, you open the door for him and welcome him in, he punches you in the face then while you reel back in surprise, he kills your family in front of you, you run and lock yourself in the attic, as you wait, the man sets up his family inside your home, after a time of starvation from lack of food and diseases from lack of hygiene, you finally come out of the attic, only for the man to punch you a few more times, as you beg for leniency, he says you can live in the closet as your specially reserved space

yep, the judeo christians sure were different to native americans than the egyptians were to jews

not all jews were slaves in egypt, they just like to falsify things to bring world pity on them, like the holocaust deaths were faked
User avatar #341 to #339 - foelkera ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
Dammit I'm trying to have a serious debate here but I read judeo christians as judo christians and then imagined people coming to america and using judo on the natives
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