Religion evolved out of fraud, fear and greed - Edgar Allan Poe

Religion Evolved

All religion my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Quote Source: 2000 Years of Disbelief

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" What's right or wrong is

" What's right or wrong is fully palpable and discernable to the eyes of those whose conscience is clear and free." Claude Bernard.

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It seems that the religious

It seems that the religious offerings on TV provide a lot of data to back up Poe's claims about religions, especially the fraud and greed motivations. According to these religious programs, those who offer tithes will receive financial blessings ten times as great as the tithes. These kind of scams illustrate that there is truly a lot of greed and fraud going on. It amazes me that religious groups who develop "responsible" TV programming don't take a stand against these charlatans, especially to protect elder citizens who are routinely deprived of a lot of their assets. I remember back when Jim and Tammy Bakker bankrupted thousands of elderly viewers by their scams. I don't recall any religious groups or leaders taking a stand against these criminals or warning the elderly or other vulnerable viewers. What a shame!

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