reply to post by ChesterJohn
The control gained by Swords and Guns is miniscule compared to the control Religion and Religious Text has obtained over the people of the World.
Look at this topic as an example.
People here are actually debating the writting and story created by a few and placed in a Religious Book that has so influenced these people that they
are actually concerned when and how this world ending story will effect them.
Religions all over the world have gained control of people to the extent they will in Christianities case go to a Church of a great multitude of
Churches that have been built all over the world using the money that the Religious Leaders have collected from people and as these people go to
Church services they are bilked out of even more money as the Church has perpetuated the concept that a person who is generous to the Church is a
person of Great Faith and thus will be rewarded by GOD and granted some Massive Estate in some contrived place called Heaven.
Other Faiths have such control of the people as in Islam a person must get on their knees and pray in the direction of Mecca several times a day.
The Jewish religion builds Temples with followers money and has many complex rituals of prayer and worship.
All of this is for the purpose of CONTROL. Control of what and how one thinks. Control gained by what a Religion teaches are the rewards and
punishments of certain actions and beliefs. Control of Money. Control of what a person might be named and who a person can marry. Control of who
and when and under what conditions a person can have sex. Control of how a person dies.
It is ALL ABOUT CONTROL.