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Old 10-12-2016, 12:10 PM   #31
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Isn't this why Totalitarian governments seek to abolish religion? Or so "they" say.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:44 PM   #32
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That's the North Korean approach: "Your God is the State now, and I am its Lord and Savior."

But there's also the "authority derived from God" approach, as in all the kingdoms... "No need to vote or anything, our family was already hand-picked by God! Lucky for us! Bless His Wonderment! And by Wonderment I mean ME!"
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:13 PM   #33
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Have you noticed how the politically religious ignore information contrary to their chosen narrative from sources once trustworthy like say Wikileaks.
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Old 11-01-2016, 02:23 PM   #34
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Republican, evangelical, women secretly voting for Hillary.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:19 PM   #35
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Have you noticed how the politically religious ignore information contrary to their chosen narrative from sources once trustworthy like say Wikileaks.
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:24 PM   #36
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Maybe politics is the new religion because it is religion?

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/08/88410...nder-obamacare

Because we all want more unwanted children and or abortions.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:52 PM   #37
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Religions want as many children created as possible because they all believe those children will eventually support their religion. The Republican party has jumped onto that bandwagon.

Religions also want as many existing children imported as possible because they all believe those children will eventually support their religion. The Democratic party has jumped onto that bandwagon.

Religions have to go after both to get enough since there are many religions. There are fewer political parties; so, they don't have to go after both to get enough, only one or the other.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:56 PM   #38
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So the purpose is to dominate mankind; not advance it?
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:25 PM   #39
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Advancement is in the eye of the beholder. Different accomplishments make different people happy.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:58 PM   #40
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Not dominate just firmly control.
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:42 AM   #41
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Advancement is in the eye of the beholder.
So Hitler advanced mankind? Where did mankind advance to?
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:46 AM   #42
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Across France and part-way through Russia?
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:09 AM   #43
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So the purpose is to dominate mankind; not advance it?
That's always been obvious.

Religion is and has always been a means of gathering secular power. Only this and nothing more.
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Old 07-10-2020, 04:27 PM   #44
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So Hitler advanced mankind? ...
You can think that if you want to.

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So the purpose is to dominate mankind; not advance it?
That's always been obvious. ...
Tw misses the obvious.
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:21 PM   #45
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You can think that if you want to.
Purpose of mankind was to dominate others only when one is, for example, a slave trader, a despot, Donald Trump, or others who crave power for egotistical or pathological reasons. Sexobon has just admitred he agrees with them.
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