Ah man, religion. Nobody here ever thought that it was an imaged way to control populations without educating them?
For examples, Jews do not eat pork. Why? Because pigs eat almost everything in sight. In the harsh conditions of the land when that rule was given, anything that grew out of the soil was precious. So, instead of telling people
Do not take care of pigs as a food source, because they will eat everything that grows on your turf and you and your family and neighbors and future generations doing the same will soon have no agricultural resources left.
Did they say that? Nope. If it came from thy neighbor, they
d all tell him to go fuck himself. Instead, they used the Fear of God and/or God Said So(TM) arguments. Whod go against that? Far more efficient, no need or time necessary to educate the masses and you get results.
Ever wondered why most of it is embedded commands under all the paraboles? Storytelling at its best. Ever wondered why they never tell why X must not do Y? If it
s so wise, why cant it stand questionning ? Why must thy wisdom never be questionned?
s like some people: Those who dont want to know why, you tell them what to do. The others, who ask questions, you can debate. Masses don`t want to know why. But they want to be led, or have scapegoats. Hence, religions.