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Religion perpetrators typically claim that their adherents will be granted an everlasting life-after-death. They claim that this life-after-death will be far better than life itself. The catch, however, is that the adherent must accept without questioning what the religion’s perpetrators behold as true–and the adherents must comply in a manner according to the teachings of the religion’s perpetrators. Religion perpetrators typically claim that a God is responsible for the adherents very being and the creation of everything. And they claim that this God is aware of everything that is going on including the actions of the adherents. Compliance of the religion’s commandments usually entails that the adherents give a portion of their earnings to support the perpetrators and their infrastructure. Compliance also involves participating in perpetrating the religion further. Compliance also entails dedication of much time for prayer and learning more about the religion and its teachings.
To appear convincing, the religion’s teachings consist of many truisms and common sense rules and practices for successful living in a social environment–one should not steal from others, or cause pain to others, etc.
Religion perpetrators threaten their adherents by telling them that they will be punished by God for non-compliance with their religion’s principles. They claim that after death, their god will send them to a place where they will be a slave to a devil, be tortured, burned, and the like.
In summary, the religion perpetrators make claims which they cannot substantiate with reason that is recognized in law courts; they use psychological mind control techniques on adherents during childhood; and they benefit from their efforts by taking a portion of the adherent’s wealth and coercing adherents with threats to further build their racket.
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