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Id est.—a book that addresses some of the roots of emotional brainwash and blackmail that affect some of today’s major political and military conflicts. Note on anonymity: The theoretical arguments put forth stand on their own “intuitive” logic and “cohesive” merit. Therefore it does not matter who wrote this work. More importantly this author is not interested in being pursued, persecuted or murdered by those offended (presumably no small few). Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Provocative Thoughts
Chapter 2: Abrahamic Religions
Chapter 3: Political Philosophy and the Religion of Politics
Chapter 4: A Theory of Religious Conditioning Chapter 5: Religions Influencing the Nature of Man:
Chapter 6: Legal Justice Versus Blind Faith—Is There A Difference
The major thesis of this book is that authoritarianism, as a “human” personality trait, throughout history, has influenced both the “creation” and the “interpretation”, of religious and political dogma, and that this was even more so before there was a constituted division between Church and State.
Authoritarianism, politically speaking, is a style of control that demands obedience and usually gets it. Individuals have little choice regarding compliance. It hardly needs mentioning that this style of command and control is different from legalized authority written as legislation and negotiated between governors, representatives and citizens.
Most Americans have not been introduced to a general theory that claims religions (some more than others) condition people, psychologically, to be more compliant towards certain kinds of governance—in which case, religions, by default, operate as "models" of government?
Nicolo Machiavelli, in his book The Prince, explained political terrorism without any need to refer to a religion or a God. Nevertheless, he argued for fear or terrorist tactics as necessary at times. His psychology of politics for prince and alike is now euphemistically called “realism” or “realpolitik” by the Kissingers of the world. Machiavelli, after all these years, still is the “Prince of Terror”, and it goes without saying, his book has had enormous influence since it was published back in the early 16th century.
Religions are not all the same. Each one has it’s own individuality and psyche-ology (or allows for multiple interpretations). Also many leading figures, even within one religion’s lore, have their own individuality that can cause ideological and values clash within.