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6. Re: sold it, smoked it, settled it Apr 22, 2012, 17:19 space captain
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 22, 2012, 16:30:
Interestingly. The trading castes in Europe were strictly apart from Religion which is maybe why society developed like it did. Had religion be a caste on the same level as other castes it might have ended up shaping the society far more than if religion is an independent (from castes) organization.

doesnt sound like you are looking very deeply at it.. the catholic church controlled europe for centuries, especially during the "dark ages" when it was most heinous

regarding ancient cultures, and even well into the renaissance period, its generally the same wherever you look at it, the people who supposedly have the connection to the divine (the hotline to god or whatever) are the elite, and they call the shots.. because they are connected (and dialoging, mediating, whatever) to the power that supposedly created and controls the world through the laws of nature

the brahmins didnt create the idea of karma and all that, they twisted it to their own use... much like the egyptian priests, the christians, the jews, the muslims, even the buddhists and so on - the manipulation came about through the systematization and leveraged societal implementation of the "higher truths" originally revealed by people who really didnt give a shit about society at all, for the most part

thats the grey area.. mixing the individual with the collective - because essentially the real religious/mystical/metaphysical/magical shit is entirely a personal thing... even the idea of sacrifice and service and compassion and so forth is (at best) a consequence of being personally in harmony with the impersonal, the All or whatever (as above, so below.. on earth as it is in heaven... microcosm/macrocosm.. etc), or (more selfishly) as a way to gain more personal grace/love/peace/power/connection/etc.
Go forth, and kill!
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