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the convenience of religion

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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Religion is a convenience for the slave and master. Slaves are born slaves, and masters are taught to rule. Religion helps to foster an alien glory. The achievements of humanity are born of free will and destiny. Religion leads us all to the Absurd. Creativity leads us all to sanctuary. Am I or am I not making sense? Am I or am I not reasonable?
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Mass control is a side effect of religion, but religion was intended first as a means of understanding the unknown and following what it seemed right based on it.

Or so I believe.
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Saidryian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Definitely agree. Without science holy crap the world would not make sense! It would be pretty scary not knowing why everything happens the way it does, and even though common sense isn't necessarily good sense, it's very understandable for people to come together and believe in one thing to explain it all. It just sucks that they get so attached and unwilling to be proven wrong :P
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empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
What if I told you, not all religions are hierarchal?
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I agree with what you said when it applies to organized religion
Private worship I dont have a problem with
In the end, it's all political
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
religion is but one means of fostering slave/master power structures.
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes.
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TheAwsomeOpossum Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You are explaining one opinion. There are many others. Whether it's sensible or reasonable is a matter of opinion.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Recognizing our flaws and taking measures to correct them is convenient?
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
religion is completely unnecessary when it comes to recognizing our flaws and correcting them.
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure, but I still wouldn't call it an convenience if that is its purpose.
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
well, this carusmm guy I typically find his posts very odd and often pointless. but I agree with him it is convenient but to a different point. Religion to me I see as "the easy way out" if you believe it, then you're all set! and it offers solution to anything! very convenient. but just because someone says that is it's purpose does not mean it's the ONLY purpose. I do not think it is religion's purpose to be convenient, just a benefit, lol.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
In your understanding of religion, I agree with you completely.
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
but conveniently I do not have the correct understanding.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Religion is convenience to have something to give the culp.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Holy shit, you wrote more than one line. I'm proud of you, son.

On the other hand, you are not making much sense to me.
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:iconlytrigian:
Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are not making sense.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hitler used Christianity to control the masses, even though privately, he didn't speak too highly of it.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought that he identified with Christianity.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Publicly he did. However, the majority of people who were close to him said he was rather negative towards Christianity.
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SSPirate Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hitler believed in God but he greatly disliked the Christian religion, because he considered it weak.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Ironically the anti-Semitic parts of Christianity were not spoken negatively of.
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bohobella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is that really ironic or just logic?
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:iconlytrigian:
Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's in the Alanis Morissette sense.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Only the institutional religion. He still had beliefs that could be... classified as christian from an objective point of view? Or at least monotheism.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Monotheism, certainly, although he thought Islam was better. (Not Muslim Arabs themselves, of course, whom he regarded as racially inferior.)
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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You learn something new every day. Thanks.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
His plan was actually to wipe out the church, after he won the war.
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