Is Television & Internet like the "new religion" to control and manage people?

I was asking last evening why anyone created the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam or Buddhism or even Hinduism, and was told that it was to control people, but why? everyone in most regions of world (except parts of the Southeastern USA for some reason) knows that religion is a mass scale hoax. but is... show more I was asking last evening why anyone created the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam or Buddhism or even Hinduism, and was told that it was to control people, but why? everyone in most regions of world (except parts of the Southeastern USA for some reason) knows that religion is a mass scale hoax. but is T.V. and internet the thing to replace them? how and why or why not?
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