What are the ways that religion keeps people poor, powerless, & ignorant?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What are the ways that religion keeps people poor, powerless, & ignorant?


  2. Phil Perez profile image80
    Phil Perezposted 3 years ago

    Well first of all, religion is meant to be absolute. Which implies that there's no need to learn anything away from it because it is considered the 'best.' The syllogism would be correct if that premise were to be true.

    Also, people might be 'powerless' (I'll get to this word in a little bit) because they have 'full' confidence in God's Will. They rely on Him for their power. And the mentality behind this would be that since they are preaching His Will, karma will surely happen and they'll be offered good consequences for their insightful support which is in some way powerful.

    To define, "powerless" you have to first understand the philosophy of it; what factors are taken into account to claim something or someone is powerless?

    And being poor also seems a little subjective. If by poor, you mean financially, then yes, there might be a tendency for religious people to be poor, but if you're self-aware and self-actualized, you're one of the richest people in the world; in history. That's their main goal, that's everyone's main goal, but everyone has different approaches to achieving that goal.

    If they're financially poor, it's because they focus mainly on not concerning themselves with greed, or jealousy. Historically, if you look back, most religious icons were financially not well off. They believe it is sin so they try half-heartedly to make some kind of living, no matter what it is, as long as it doesn't stray away too far from what they are 'allowed' to do.

  3. JLauren Angel profile image71
    JLauren Angelposted 3 years ago

    This sounds like a homework question. Religion is not the same in all nations. Some religions require men to work and women not to work. An equal home is not always welcomed in some religions. If you take the Amish for instance, they are not allowed to have modern day conveniences in the home. They can have them away from their houses in the barn or shed out back but not where the family is located. Homes are plain, they cook in stoves without electricity, most are wood burning and their homes do not have electric lighting either. They work and do things by oil lanterns and candles. They essentially dress by their religion, do things simply and do not allow growth, where it is needed. Their people are limited by their religion, their style of life and the elders in their community. Religion in some countries are used to keep women and children powerless. When there is a Idol or Idols added to the religion there is always poverty, powerless conditions and ignorance.

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