Atheists/Materialists often say religion is a tool to control the masses Yet religion is dying in the west and the masses remain controlled?

More controlled than ever in fact...

Why is this?

Update:

I live in England and the masses are more controlled than ever I remember 

Update 2:

It’s been that way for years now and seems to be getting worse 

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  • 1 month ago
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    the truth will set you free, Jesus said, and yet he organized and formed a religion of apostles and prophets with bishops and deacons, and they sent missionaries out to find believers and ordain elders. religions is a way of life by a simple definition, but it is also the only way to be saved, if it is the one true faith, the one true church and if there is priesthood authority from Jesus Christ.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Religion is being replaced by radical politics and fanatical miseducation.

  • Med 10
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Religion doesn't control. It is the religious people who control and blame religion so they don't look like the bad guy. Some will tell people almost anything to get their  money. Others will tell people  almost anything to shame them  indirectly . Some will tell people almost anything to keep them afraid. You must go to church or God's gonna get yah.(Lie ). If you don't give money to the church, your stealing from God.(Lie) One minister I saw on U tube actually claimed this quote from Jesus. "Jesus said that He has bills to pay ". Good grief !!!! If people send in money on a BS story like that, they deserve what they get.

     Look it up. Robert Tilton  raises the dead. Talk about drawing in the suckers.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    American Catholic: w/o God, people will worship gov't

    REPLY: but with YOUR disgusting, pedophile, child-raping Catholic Cult, thousands upon thousands of children continue to get raped in your churches, with YOUR support and YOUR approval!

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  • 1 month ago

    Without God, people will worship government. 

  • True Christianity is freedom. Jesus Christ said; if you know the truth the truth will set you free. Knowing what the Bible says frees you from many things, knowing the truth about what happens to us at death sets of free from fear of dying, knowing the truth of God sets us free from the fear of men, knowing the truth of God sets us free of the problems from pagan traditions( holidays that burden us with expenses we don't need), knowing the truth from God frees us from a conscience that bothers some believing God could never forgive them of the sins they committed, frees us of an unknown future where the world is in turmoil, it also frees us in ways only God can teach you and it lets you know as a true Christian, they are more that are with us than are against us. God's heavenly army is watching over his people. Satan is the ruler of the world and the god of this system of things, God teaches us about Satan's ways, so if we do God's will and listen to his voice it frees us and protects us against the machinations of the devil. Fear is the biggest controller.

  • Jeff
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Common tactic for Malcolm is to act stupid - 

    but it's not an act.

  • 1 month ago

    Common tactic is to accuse the other side of doing what they are doing.

  • Bryce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In the US the Republican Party weaponizes Christian issues to create hatred and divide citizens to get votes.  The masses of Christian "sheep" are easily fooled and controlled.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sorry to break it to you Liam.

    The West is bigger that just your little USA.

    In Europe people are being freed, in the USA they have simply switch from Christianity to Trumpism.

    Oh, you mean controlled as in being ASKED to wear a Mask and ASKED to use Basic Hygene to stop people dying?

    Yeah, real controlled.

  • 1 month ago

    Because more than one thing can control the masses. Not just religion.

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