“IMO they are overly simplistic and no better than the propaganda writings of the religious defending their faith”
Please be specific about which subject and state why it appears that way to you
“I think you are letting your pre-conceived anti-religious mentality get in the way of an objective examination of these social movements.”
Why do you think my views on religion are pre-conceived? Why do you think my findings arfe not objective?
“Also you present no alternatives. “
Alternatives? My central subject is the tyrannies and treacheries of that organization called ‘christianity’.
“Religion empowers not just the elites but also those who are subjected;”
The central theme is the use of religion that gives a few elites power of the many of the enslaved masses.
“it provides organization ...”
It ENFORCES the rules of political organizations; control where control is a political function. It IS the tool for control and subjugation by the elites over the masses, control that was rebelled against in 1775, 1789, 1848, 1917, 1946, 1948, 1958, etc in the rebellions of the slave masses against their masters.
‘You seem to be writing a polemic, not a serious study. “
Any analysis must be based on what something does, not one’s opinion or editoralizing about it. That is the only way that truth can be revealed. I do not believe in ‘uninteded consequences’, I can observe that almost everything that is is as it is because someone wanted it to be that way. Christendom controlled the masses of slaves in Europe called ‘serfs’ absolutely for around 1500 years, and partially until this day where the former ‘serfs’ are now called ‘employees’ but their function in support of the elite is exactly the same. Therefore my concluson that christendom was created for the specific purpose of controlling the slaves for the profit of the elite (for 10% of the profits).
“You present no evidence for your viewpoints ...”
That ‘evidence’ is observable today, in realtime, to all, all of the time, and we are innundated with lies as to why it is as it is. There is OBVIOUSLY a great gap in the historical records occurring around the time of the creation of christendom, a vanishing of all technology whose existence is now being uncovered by archaeologists, such as the 2000 year or so old computer that was found some time back, the apparent automated stone saw evidence discovered recently in Asia, and the question of how they did so many seemingly impossible things, but the evidence says they did have technology to do such, ...and we had to reinvent it after 1313AD or so. I can readily see the slave control philosophy of imposed poverty, ignorance, and terror in the day to day doings of the christian theocrats today, and these ancient things fit into that philosophy exactly.
“The main reason that Constantine seems to have accepted Xtianity as the religion for the Roman Empire is that he was moving the capital of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople and as the nobility in Rome who were losing influence…”
The cause and results seem to indicate that Constantine created christendom to do what it does, becuse the benefactors were the Roman nobility who continued to own all that existed, including the slaves, and successfully expanded into all of Europe. As for their ‘bible’ it is obvious to any rational person that it was intend for very ignorant people, filled with lies about the happenings of things that are clearly impossible. So if any publication has that many provable lies, the whole of the document is most likely a big lie. It took fifty years to write it, and it’s sucess in keeping the slaves under control and pumping wealth to the elites is testment to the skill, care, and intentions of those who wrote it. It still works for them today. I think when they destroyed all technology and all the records of it that they rewrote history at the same time, destroying all of the original records that they could find. They had 1000 years to pull that off. They can be observed rewriting and falsifying history, lying about current events, TODAY, in realtime, right out in the open, visible to all. “Evidence” is everywhere, profuse.
“I find your writing lacks the necessary objectivity ...”
To truly understand any happening, one must answer the question “WHY”. Everything that is is as it because someone wanted it that way, so “WHY” is essential to truly be objective. The conclusions from my analysis asnswers more “WHYS” that any I have ever been able to encounter and when I ask others for help in this I get back nothing. I have one more that I am developing that answers the question ‘does god exist, and if so what is it?’.
“Religion has had an important role in history as a tool of cultural memory;...”
Wrong. It is easily and simply observable to be a tool of control, and it’s ‘ethics’ are it’s elements of control. For example, in christendom (this is eminently observable) ‘sin’ is a synonym for ‘freedom’, and christendom works tirelessly to remove all of your ‘sins’, but those without ‘sin’ (freedom) are slaves. Objectivity. The objective of chrtistianity is human slavery.
The only thing I have documented that anyone might confuse with prejudice is the things that I had to extract through logic where no records exists, but knowing the culture of the times and human nature certain things are probably true. Like the probability that a “Jesus” really existed, and he was an anti-slavery activist, perhaps a discipline or contemporary of Spartacus, perhaps a survivor of the rebellion. To make the ‘bible’ thing a success, it’s central figure was most likely already something of a ‘rock star’ among the targeted chattel slaves who were being converted to ‘serfs’ and losing their chains and whips…believing that ‘Jesus saves” from slavery.