From our Google Overlord, about this term “religion.”
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
“ideas about the relationship between science and religion”
synonyms: faith, belief, divinity, worship, creed, teaching, doctrine, theology; More
a particular system of faith and worship.
plural noun: religions
“the world’s great religions”
a pursuit or interest followed with great devotion.
“consumerism is the new religion”
Middle English (originally in the sense ‘life under monastic vows’): from Old French, or from Latin religio(n- ) ‘obligation, bond, reverence’, perhaps based on Latin religare ‘to bind’.
One hundred years ago, Vladimir Lenin has managed – with assistance from Kaiser Wilhelm II – to shape the first atheist government over the largest country on this planet.
“In the middle of April  the Germans took a sombre decision. Ludendorff refers to it with bated breath. Full allowance must be made for the desperate stakes to which the German war leaders were already committed. They were in the mood which had opened unlimited submarine warfare with the certainty of bringing the United States into the war against them. Upon the Western front they had from the beginning used the most terrible means of offense at their disposal. They had employed poison gas on the largest scale and had invented the ‘Flammenwerfer.’ Nevertheless it was with a sense of awe that they turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia.”
Winston S. Churchill
The World Crisis, Volume five.
The generosity of Marxist ideals to free humans from “religious suffering” accomplished a feat way beyond what their philosophers could ever dream.
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. [ Marx, K. 1976. Introduction to A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. Collected Works, v. 3. New York. ]
The communists believed that they have put an end to religion. The 20th century stays witness to a frenzy of bloodshed and mass murder never recorded throughout the last seven thousand years of human history. Or so.
According to the definitions provided to us by our Google Overlord, communism is yet another religion (worse even than consumerism). Various blends of socialism (from the extreme national ones all the way to the extreme international ones) are more or less similar to denominational topics in protestantism, or to schismatic alterations of the ancient church.
Politics remain politics. From the fourth crusaders sacking Constantinople in 1204 to the epic Battle of Kursk in 1943. “Religious suffering” never changed as men were always called to kill others in order to defend some ideal – be it one or more gods, one or more kings and kaisers, one or another dictator. Negan. They are Negan. And Lucille. A religion.
If anything from collective farms to the military-industrial complex smells of religion, then where should we look to explore the other side? If the Dark Side is defined by “religious suffering,” then how about the Bright Side? Is there such a thing after all?
Grassroots groups in society and the open source movement in software, the hippies and other bohemians, individuals in meditation or monks in ecstasy, a nurturing mother or a kid flying a kite.
Harmony renders religion superfluous. Discord makes it mandatory.
Alongside, on a late summer between 2BC and 2AD (scientists couldn’t narrow it down to the exact year), a Virgin made history. Birthing Jesus Christ in all modesty, she accepted to be a gate across dimensions of reality.
Question: Do you think Khrist, Paul, Yohn, etc. would have put more time in the politics of the kosmos, or porn?
Answer: I think that porn was higher on their agenda.
About the politics of the kosmos, Khrist has invested so little time that He skipped all meetings with political figures of the day. This turned Herod, the deranged droid, even madder.
Khrist, Paul, Yohn, etc. kept politics to the basics, putting only enough time to detail what really matters: about a certain virus strain that has been seeded by the NULL (aka the devil) and therefore is null.
So Khrist, Paul, Yohn and others did not put more time in politics for that reason, because if one understands the nonsense, then one becomes free from the lies and immune to the games of power.
On the other hand, Khrist picked His best female friend directly from the porn industry of the time.
The politicians repeatedly accused Him of spending too much time with the whores and tax collectors. Perhaps out of their innate envy: even if not related to Him, even if viscerally representing anything but Him, their self-righteousness and aggrandized importance made them jealous on the poor that ‘did nothing’ and ‘were nothing’ [as seen by politicians] to deserve such an impressive share of Khrist’s time.
From Paul onwards, the scandal that Khrist provoked in Jerusalem [a political one because He shattered the establishment] has spread around the civilized world also as a feminist revolution.
Before Khrist, and Paul, women used to be currency, exchange values between fathers and younger men, or sex slaves. In one word: property – sort of pets. See Greek words πόρνη (pornē “prostitute” and πορνεία porneia “prostitution”). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornography#Etymology
And women, not few coming out of the porne of those days, seized the Word to liberate themselves, because – look – The Son of God came out of a Virgin, a woman, and not out of a spaceship; He came in a stable, humbly, and not in the glamours of some political palace. He had more in common with the porn performers than the politicians.
Khrist has revolutionized everything on earth [and in the entire universe, creation, as expected] and I think that He invested more time in revolutionizing the porn of the day than politics.
Jesus was a hippie and a hacker – as regarded by: many clerics, politicians, lawyers, economists, the military, etc.; by the establishment of that time.
We celebrate Christmas (the birthday of Jesus) nowadays on December 25th. However, scholars have still to agree upon the actual calendaristic date, and year, of His birthday.
Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, few in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born. The oldest existing record of a Christmas celebration is found in a Roman almanac that tells of a Christ’s Nativity festival led by the church of Rome in 336 A.D. The precise reason why Christmas came to be celebrated on December 25 remains obscure, but most researchers believe that Christmas originated as a Christian substitute for pagan celebrations of the winter solstice.
History shows that December 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun. But could December 25 be the date of Christ’s birth?
Although millions of people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25, most scholars agree that he wasn’t born on that day, or even in the year 1 A.D.
Researchers believe the Roman Catholic Church settled on Dec. 25 for many reasons, such as that date’s ties to the winter solstice and Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to the Roman deity Saturn. By choosing this day to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, the church could co-opt the popular pagan festival, as well as the winter celebrations of other pagan religions.
But nobody really knows exactly when Jesus was born.
Knowledge is science – a continuous process of the curious mind.
Religion ends when you shed your clothes and look in the mirror at who you really are.
The Son of Man brings God to earth while taking history to heavens.
The birth of Jesus Christ marks the end of religion.