Has modern organized religion become a tool for brainwashing, controlling and oppressing the people?
There is nothing 'modern' about religion; it is a brain-washing tool as old as dirt that gives preferential treatment to men, objectifies women, forces them to cover themslves from head to foot, forces little girls to marry old men and gives the male dominated church carte-blanch to sexually abuse children and indulge their perversions with impunity. Men have feared women's sexual power since Lilith walked the Earth as Adam's first wife. She refused to submit to Adam, so, she was cast out and replaced with Eve. Ever since then, religion has insinuated itself into every aspect of life in an attempt to corral the masses into obeying some mythical figure called 'God'.
One's values and beliefs should dictate their choice of religious faith, not the other way around.
Yeah, like 'modern' religion is just that when we are forced to abide by the teachings of some dusty, outdated, old book that has a better use as a door-stop.
What do you mean, modern, it always has been a method of controling the population. Henry VIII had it off to a T by making it law that every church read the same sermon, that he wanted read, every Sunday, oh, and it was the law that everyone had to attend.
Actually that's why it was invented in the first place (the modern stuff.) Guess who wrote the Bible? It wasn't Moses, Jesus, or God. It was the people in power who wanted more power. Control what people believe, and you control "reality."
religion does not oppress,humans do.knife cannot cut unless its in the hands of a murderer or butcher.you can use knife wisely either to benefit you and others or harm others.
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