reply to post by Zamini
Nobody in power gives a crap about religion...they only use it to rake in money from donations and rake in votes from stupid religious people. Not
even the Vatican cares about religion, they care more for their billions in wealth and their political say while the little dumbass Christian with his
14 kids proceeds to donate and praise Jesus. While the Vatican, and Christianity in general, hacks away at South American, African and Asian culture
I think I see what you're saying about money and religion. Seems like this is getting to be the way most people regard religion these days.
But I'm pretty sure that our masters DO give a crap about it, in the sense that they see religion as a tool, that has always worked rather well. And
I don't just mean a tool for making money, hardly, I think the people-control aspect is by far the most important reason our masters allow us to
continue to feed on religion.
Obviously, the power of religion in general has waned to some extent in this era of technology, especially when we compare it to times gone by.
Nevertheless, I still personally believe that religion has legs, and if our masters have their way, it will rise again.
Sounds like you're a bit sick of the Christian bias out there as well, if I was to guess by some of your quoted comments, above. I tend to agree
with a lot of what you're saying, probably Christianity is expanding as much as Islam, but in different parts of the world. The battle continues it
would seem, and it could be that it is being waged with birthrates now. Since the cradle of Christianity is no longer very fertile, they have looked
to the Third World, and thus ensure their survival through these other peoples.
But I also see that with the spread of modern Christianity, it is losing it's original strength. Probably many can think of examples of various
peoples who are "christianized", and yet retain enough of their own culture to virtually cancel out the so-called christianization. Santeria is
probably the most famous, as African customs were mixed with Catholic ideas, which really led to something that was hardly Christian at all when the
process was completed. But it's more than just this issue that is resulting in an increasingly less virile Christianity.
Probably Muslims could rejoice if they came to similar conclusions, but Christianity also seems to have deep internal problems, that may not bode well
for it's future. Certainly the modernization of the Catholic Church over the past 40 years is a great example of their best efforts falling flat.
And Europeans themselves are probably the best example of all, as the majority have rejected their ancestral faith.
These are some of the reasons I think that Islam is in the ascendant, at least in comparison to it's major "competition". Beyond that, I also
believe that Islam has been chosen by our masters to further their long-term goals, and see evidence all around that also helps answer the "why" of
Islamic expansion, at least from a naturalistic perspective.
That being said, perhaps Muslims should not celebrate their coming triumph just yet. In the end, if our maters have their way, there will be no more