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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 07:03 AM

3. That's why the religious have become allies as 'people of faith.'

They're allied because they share a common interest, just as corporations ally with one another to support their interest, which is free-market capitalism.

We've seen all these megachurches sprouting up which have no real doctrines to anchor themselves to particular beliefs. They teach the Prosperity Gospel and their goal is to make money and grow their churches, just like the capitalist goal to grow companies and expand markets.

But like the man said, some of the more doctrinaire types are beginning to butt heads with the ones who practice the more watered-down version of religion. The alliance is beginning to unravel because their markets are trying to expand into one another's territory. Old time religions versus the generalized believers, it's going to be interesting to see who comes out on top.

I think Pete Buttigieg sees the conflict clearly, which is why he has made some of the statements he has. I don't know if we'll have a hot religious war, but a war over the soul of the nation is coming. And the atheists and nones will have a major role to play as well.

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