Most promote religion as a means of comfort, however, Religion is a means of control. Religion gives you what you're looking for and tells you how to use it.
God has given you a mind, soul, an inner voice to tell you what you're looking for and for a higher purpose. However, we live in a society which has downgraded your purpose in exchange for its own self-centered purpose. In this, we're no longer comfortable nor confident in exercising our God given talents to aid all people.
All the oppressions done under the sun, we lay claim to being the most powerful country in the world, why and how is this so? This means we operate out of fear and domination, using this power to oppress others. The greatest fear of the oppressor is the fear of being oppressed. So, we're doing all we can to keep our fellow man under control. In this manner we've adopted a new comforter and ignored the comforter within. The oppressor has manipulated things so it has tempted the innocent into helping the guilty prevail.
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