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Question: Religion replaced by State Control?

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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All right, I have been kind of wondering. One of the reasons that I support keeping religions active is because they serve as a kind of force against what I consider to be a much more dangerous, but really similar creature, nationalist philosophies such as communism or fascism.

Does anyone else get the feeling that in the United States we are about to be quietly slipped into some kind of communist state where the state controls every last decision of our lives and it becomes evil to be an independent thinker?

I support capitolism because it means that individuals are allowed to pursue happiness and earn money in order to buy a house for themselves and their family. In a free country they can have the hobbies they want to, say what they want to, and do what they want to and if it doesn't work for them then that's fine.

I am extremely terrified that our country is changing into a place where every aspect of your life is watched by the government and you are judged good or bad based on whether or not you are providing for the state. In other words, do you have a hobby of gaming? Too bad. You better see to it that you limit your hours there, bud. Why? Because you aren't providing for the state. For all of you that thought you were going to get a free pass to smoke weed once religions were out of the picture, think again: the state will be a much more dangerous enemy to you than religions ever were.

In case you haven't noticed, key words such as responsibility and duty are being used to subtly brainwash citizens into reworking their moral framework into viewing everything as an issue of whether or not you are providing efficiently for the state or not.

Back to my original point: this would not have been possible had our original moral fibers remained intact, and religions remained separate from government. However, when religions become nonexistant, the government becomes the religion and can declare morals.

At any rate, whether you agree with religion or not, my main point is that you have to watch out for this insanely dangerous amount of state control in the future. And most importantly, remember, IT IS NOT MORALLY CORRECT FOR THE STATE TO CONTROL EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE. No matter how much you want to believe it. It is not morally correct for you to base right and wrong in your life on duties and responsibilities to the state. That is, in effect, the state controlling you, and evil.

Remember, when this country was founded, it was founded by a government that worked FOR THE PEOPLE, not the other way around. Any violation of this on the government's part nullifies any legitimacy they may pretend to have.

It is not evil to work hard and follow your own unique vision in order to buy a house of your own, on land of your own, and lead a life of your own choosing.

The government is going to try to tell you how to live your life, and they are going to weave their lie in such a way that you think it's right, and there is no escape. It is already happening. They are going to convince you that the bottom line is what you can provide for the state, and that you have no free will, and many other evil things, that being an individual is evil, that having your own opinions or speaking freely is grounds for being insane.

So how off base am I?

[edit on 30-6-2010 by darkbake]




posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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Could Capitalism be considered a philosopy?

I definitely think religion and nationalism are linked in the US.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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You may not know this.....but the united states is the most nationalist nation on the earth...bar china.

One of the tennits of nationalism is a strong army and a sorta....worshipping of the army/armed forces.

America is one of the most nationalist countries....its just disguised as 'patriotism'.

The american army and marine core has a certain reverance in the united states. You could take a well successful buisnessman who is making millions and put him next to a marine grunt.....guess who gets more respect...the marine grunt. The majority of people fall to the ground in reverence if you are a marine in the united states.

Dont believe me? Think again.

American military is part of every day life of america as a whole.

Some of you would say this is the faul of the military industrial complex. But the truth is....america is very nationalist.

[edit on 30-6-2010 by proudcaptalist]



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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The plan has been pretty simple so far.

1) Kill God and replace God. This was accomplished by separating Church and State and replacing the concept of God with money. In God we Trust.

2) Destroy families. This was done by expanding suburban lifestyle and killing culture through television. One image to emulate and separation from your family generations.

3) Isolate everyone. This has been done with the onslaught of technology. The internet forces the real self to live there "anonymity" while the false self adheres to the instruction the TV gives it. Fake smile, polite tone, etc.

With no God, no family and a feeling you are all alone...there is no real difficulty in controlling the masses.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 02:27 AM
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You might find this video of interest to your questions and thread, he has written extensively about the connection of Utopia to both religion and neo-libralism politics, they are of the same origin, no difference between the two....I find it depressing it means we really are not advanced and are still chasing after phantoms in the brain, made up mumbo jumbo voodoo masquerading as advancement!



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