Date: September 06, 2021 12:21PM
During my lifetime I have seen and heard of much evil committed in the name of religion.
From the child brides of Short Creek to the mass murder and suicide in Jonesville. An I continually ask the question Why do human beings go for it?
I think that it is because we have been indoctrinated since childhood into believing that there was a pre mortal existence, a mortal existence, and a post mortal existence. Two of the three are unprovable
If I can convince you that I can control what happens to you in the post mortal existence then it is probable that I can get you to do anything that I tell you during this existence.
Also if I can point to your misfortunes and convince you that a specific group or culture is responsible then I can incite you anger against that group or culture to the point when, at my command, you will indiscriminately murder them.
This has happened more than once in the history of the world. A few examples would be the Spanish inquisition, Brigham young and his Danites, Adolph Hitler and his gestapo to name a few.