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Mon May 27, 2013, 03:26 AM

27. Ummm...religion is not for the ruling class/oppressors

Religion is for the oppressed. While there are many people who gather in fellowship and do good as a group for others, religion is also used to oppress the masses. Followers are told to endure the hardships of this life to earn a better afterlife.

For example, slave owners brought slaves to church to hear this message and even worse. Many slaves stayed put because they were afraid of what would happen to any family left behind and they were brainwashed into thinking their place in this world was to serve their master.

in economically desperate times, we see the poor turning to the church for some shred of hope and assistance. Don't look at the men and women behind the curtain siphening money out of the economy and selling your children and men off to the prison industry.

Even the imagined "war on Christmas" rallies the followers to feel like victims and cling even more strongly to their church - defending it against not just atheist but "them". Slap that "keep Christ in christmas" sticker on the car and show the world your solidarity with your fellow victims!

Meanwhile the owner class doesn't give religion a second thought apart from tax deduction.

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