One of the definitions of the term ‘Business’ is the social science of managing people to organize and maintain collective productivity towards accomplishing certain particular goals, usually to generate profit. Isn’t it amazing to see that this definition automatically makes many common things as foundations of business? Well, interestingly, it can even include religion, can it not? Yes it can! In fact religion is one of the best platforms to make profit, IMHO. It can make you money, it can make you popular, it can give you power, it can even kill!
Medieval Crusaders convinced simple peasants to take arms against the Semites so that they can “go to heaven” if they do so! The poor believed it! Reprobates like Dennis Prager splits the hair between the words kill and murder to justify bombing Hiroshima as “scripturally a moral act”, else he claims World War II would have still continued! Yes you guessed it; many neo-cons believe this rationale wholeheartedly! Tell me friends, who would not love to hear from their preachers that “God does not want us to be poor”! Sadly greed makes many to say Amen to this question! Who would not love to hear that it is “God’s call to segregate people of different color and ethnicity for the betterment of each group”? Apparently many believed, that’s why we had apartheid in Africa and slavery in the US!
It is always easy to pry on people who has little or no understanding of themselves; the people who lack strong self-esteem and individualism! These folks normally flock in groups, work in groups and even think in groups, if at all they think! They mostly have a leader; a conman who leads them like dumb flock of sheep. (Why do you think after all the publicity for years, still people fall for Nigerian money laundering scheme? I even had a close encounter with a group called BWW, a pyramid scheme camouflaged as legitimate business; pure stupidity! LOL)
Of all institutions, Christian religion has become a money making machine nowadays, preachers show their pomp and glory and make their churches, what they call, a “Mega Church”, with thousands of members pouring their money, making the preachers richer by day! Some churches take a different route, like this Rev. Wright’s church, where Senator Obama attends for the past 20 years. He is using the pulpit to spread a message of segregation, a message of hatred. Senator Obama claims he heard only Gospel from him, but he knows it’s a lie, for how could a message advocating racial-segregation & hatred for their adversaries be either considered as teachings of Christ or embedded with the Gospel? These two are like water and oil, cannot be mixed together, by nature. Institutions always influence its members, in fact society as an institution too affect us all in one way or other. But, I think certain intuitions are purely created for profiting by prying on other’s innocence (or stupidity). The danger with these types of institutions is that their members eventually become the leader themselves, meaning become elements of what their leaders want them to be, because of their long exposure to false doctrines. Ever angry Michelle Obama is the victim of such a sad conditioned-process, I think.
My dear friends watch out for Satan’s traps. As the scripture says, The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders – [2 Thessalonians 2:9]. And as born-again believers we were also admonished to identify these counterfeits diligently and not to give-in to them; the Holy Spirit is our only Council, in the words of the Apostle Paul: As for you, the anointing you received from HIM remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as HIS anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in HIM. – [1 John 2:27].
Grace be with you’ll.