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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 08:33 AM
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40. It's all co-optation
The patriarchal powers co-opted this new religion because it was getting too many lower class followers, so the teachings of the executed traitor Jesus had to be mixed in with the traditional hierarchical, anti-woman, anti-life beliefs. Apparently it was harder to silence the unwritten whispers of the xtian message than it was to burn or otherwise destroy the books with the written message, which is why the scrolls were hidden at Q'umran. Books are tangible and can be destroyed before their words become beliefs, and that makes it easier to control the masses. Just don't let them have the books and they will have nothing to think about. :sarcasm:

The thread about the cult that starved the child for not saying amen is illustrative, I think, of how the successful the co-optation has been. The thread, that is, not the actual event.

Tansy Gold, still slogging
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