The Oldest Con
- Pathologically jealous Islamic husbands force Islam down the throats of their wives to make them avoid even being in the presence of a man without her entire body covered and to accept additional child brides.
- Wife-beating Mormons cram the Mormon religion down the throats of their wives to make them sweet and submissive.
- Fundamentalist Christians husbands push their religion down the throats of their daughters and wives to make them submit without question to their authority.
- Slave owners forced their slaves to accept Christianity to make the compliant and meek.
- The Catholic priests push Catholic superstitions about hellfire on children to make them submit silently to sexual abuse.
- The Catholic church peddles its pie in the sky to the poor of South America to make them hand over a substantial portion of their meagre incomes.
Religion makes people docile. It makes them gullible. It makes them easy to exploit. It makes them easy to cheat. Yet most people still contend religion is a Good Thing™. Religion is the oldest and most successful con.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)