Religion is a “useful” fallacy…Religion…

Religion is a “useful” fallacy…

Religion is about the here-after…they say…but that is simply a diversion…It is actually about securing the here-and-now…

Religious fever is of critical importance…to the expansion/growth/wealth…of a religious sect…and political power/nationalism…

…and is encouraged/tolerated by society’s rulers…provided it serves their political interests…

…such as producing societal conformity, compliance,
passivity, subservience to rulers, population growth (rampant reproduction*), economic growth (crass consumerism/consumption, keeping up with the Joneses**), willing/enthusiastic/obedient participants in dictated military campaigns of territorial expansion and plunder***…

…and for that…religious sects are permitted to fleece their followers…tax/guilt/punishment free…

 * “go forth and multiply!”, children are blessings from god, therefore to demonstrate that you are blessed of god, have many children…

** better clothes, better cars, better houses, better jewellery…are signs of
blessings from god, therefore to demonstrate that you are blessed of god, seek better stuff…

*** see those resources owned by others/lands flowing with milk and honey…pillage and plunder, enslave, occupy, subdue…