Isolation

For thousands of years, religions could count on adherents knowing absolutely nothing about any other religion. They could count on adherents knowing no more about their religion, its beliefs and its history than the local cleric decided the tell them. Now everything has changed. Every child can surf the net. Radio and TV bring in programming from hundreds of sects. Books and eBooks are available in every store on religion, biblical scholarship, science, evolution, criticism of religion and hundreds of other religions. People are even debating such taboos as the existence of god, 24/7 in hundreds of Youtube forums. Religions are going to have to really work hard to keep people ignorant of all this. It is going to get harder and harder for religions to bamboozle the flock with lies and have them fail to notice.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)