I have come to realize that if religious indoctrination takes place at a young enough age, it is astonishing what humans will believe. And, religious indoctrinated people will reject any future contrary information and/or opposition to the supernatural beliefs they have been taught. Early religious instruction leads to a mind-boggling number of unnatural beliefs and values such as: an immaculate conception (virgin births), original infant sin, limbo, purgatory, hell, sacred crosses, simony, venial sins, mortal sins, selling of indulgences, water converted into wine, holy water, miracle water, holy grail, sainthood, barbaric Inquisitions, a holy spirit creature, winged angels, devils, intact hymen at birth, crucifixion, resurrected corpses, ascension, celibacy (repression), miracles (magic), hellfire and damnation, a patriarchical God, a trinity (multiple personality and dissociative God), pearly gates, transubstantiation, cannibalistic eucharisitic celebration, exorcisms, meaningless and monotonous prayers, souls, paradise, seducing serpents, rapture, Garden of Eden, Adam and Lilith (1st wife), Adam and Eve (2nd wife), anti-Christ(s), saints-sinners, demons, Noah's Ark, walking on water, corpse worship, flying into skyscrapers and beng rewarded with 57 virgins, God sitting on a cloud to judge, judge, judge, etc. etc. Do you agree, that early religious indoctrination becomes an endless display of nonthinking supernatural silliness?
Criminals are mostly opportunists, religious nuts are delusional.
Mix them together or delusional opportunists, and that is just a confusing mess.
Trying to take advantage of opportunities that don't exist. Ha Ha :-D
Sounds a little like America's current president.
Like his plan to revitalize a dying coal industry who are closing mines constantly and many already training their workers to install and work on alternative energy systems.
Apparently more coal mines have closed in 2 years of Trump than in a whole 4 year term of Obama.
America seems to take the prize for delusion.
Somewhere in here there's a parable involving canaries.
And coal mines ... and people who haven't noticed that the canaries are already dead.
Thank you, Al Wm Johnson.
Your opening post is far more literate than the one I had in mind, describing Catholic xianity with “Dumb!” repeated a few dozen times and closing with “ad infinitum.”