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  •  it's amazing how many people think (17+ / 0-)

    that just because these men purport to be men of God, that they can't possibly have a political agenda.

    They are politicians to the core. Their concern is power--perpetuating the power of the institution they belong to, power over the souls of believers.

    The aegis of organized religion is fertile ground for ambitious, politically-minded people bent on conquest and power. Because they can cloak their actions behind a veil of sanctity and mysticism and thus evade scrutiny and accountability. They don't have to justify themselves; they are working for God, after all.

    If there's an institution which is traditionally given unquestioning veneration by a society, power-hungry authoritarian types are going to be attracted to that institution because it offers them a very efficient method of advancing their agenda while simultaneously minimizing resistance. Eventually they will completely take it over and then you have a big problem.

    Anyone who demands absolute, unquestioning faith of you is most likely trying to con you. Unfortunately, that's how the world works.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:37:10 AM PDT

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