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  •  Today's power elites ignore religion. (2+ / 0-)
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    Words In Action, bobswern

    There is a paraphrase of Gibbon (it reflects Gibbon's views fairly accurately) which goes "Religion was regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.")  The Jamie Dimons and Vikram Pandits of the world do not care about religion, they're too busy trying to steal from each other and everyone else.

    Theory of the Leisure Class has something to say about their psychology.

    •  They only care about religion enough to (1+ / 0-)
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      manipulate those susceptible...

      Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

      by Words In Action on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:00:34 AM PDT

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