posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 09:22 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74
More than any movie, I can remember one point in my past where I without a doubt realized religion was nothing but a way to control the masses.
I came to America from Europe some 15+ years ago. During this process, my family and a few others we have met got relocated to a city in the western
States. We were all placed with religious families who were in a similar profession, in order to create contacts quicker and get back to doing what
you're good at.
As part of that deal, each family had to go to church with the sponsor families on Sundays. Different churches, different denominations - we happen to
get a baptist family. One afternoon we met up with some other families to hang out, share food and drink and enjoy music. During the night the topic
changed to religion and the churches we were going to. Long story short, we found out that even though we were going to different churches the topics
of sermon were amazingly similar and sometimes identical. One that stuck with me was the topic of "Comfort Zones", the preacher gave a really good
sermon on getting out of our comfort zones, having courage and so on - a good topic overall so it stuck with me. What also stuck with me is that my
friend who went to a Lutheran church that Sunday and another that went to a Presbyterian also had the topic of "Comfort Zones", that same Sunday!
I could only see two options here: one, a strange coinkidink
or two, distributed material according to need. I haven't gone back since. But I feel
that there is an entity above the separate churches that instructs and directs what is said and taught. I don't know if I could call this anything
else than control.
edit on 31-10-2011 by Kharron because: typo