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Why do religions experience persecution?
September 13, 2011 1:52PM
Religions were usually closely associated to whim and fancy of the affluent and influential persons in the society. Religion gave politicians and the rich individuals the tools to control their workers and servants. Crafty individuals cleverly exploited the ultimate human fear of death. Their objective was achieved by creating an abstract concept of Heaven and Hell so that they could induce their workers to maintain loyalty and obedience through the fear of sin and death.
They used natural acts of nature to authenticate their ingenuous fabrication. They convinced the gullible workers that these natural disasters were demonstrations of God's wrath upon them for their various misgivings from time to time. A typical example of such a fabrication was the mythological story of Noah's Ark and the great flood.
When a competing religion threatens the economic control of another then persecution is used to destroy the competition. Religious persecution has more to do with wealth, power and greed, than it has to do with righteousness and piety.
Christ, the Personification of Deity, proved this twofold: He preached His message (winning souls in peace), and He was martyred by those who hated what He stood for, though He never raised a hand to anyone, not even when He was being nailed to the cross, guilty of doing nothing but preaching the Word, healing the sick, and discipling His followers.