Note: full text of Qur’an is here:
Citations are from pdf pages as follows:
2:191 = pg 42
Chapter 9, verse 5 = pg 216
Religions pull people together again. It could be the religion of the Republic, as under the Romans. In this case the religion served the Public.
Superstitious religions are much more frequent: they serve madness, by obliging “believers” to believe the unbelievable, thus to suspend reason, and fascistically follow those who are with god(s).
Human beings are one with reason. Suspending reason is suspending themselves. It can only be achieved violently, explicitly or not. That’s why millions, even tenths of millions, were killed in the name of Christianism and Islam.
Indeed, oligarchies and plutocracies are more frequent than republics, the history of civilization shows. A republic is much harder to achieve. Calling on the fascist instinct to obey those with access to weapons, and the training and mentality to use them, is much easier.
Sometimes, there are spectacular variants to superstitious, fascist religions. The Aztecs lived at high altitude…
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