Organized religion has but one goal, and that is the death of the soul through the remission of sins. The soul’s death gives the ego room to expand, and it is the ascension of the ego that gives our elite the fragmented and isolated public that is so much easier to manipulate and control. The greatest danger our elite faces is the merger of a fragmented public into a viable community of souls.
“Soul”, contrary to popular belief, is not strictly a religious term. When the soul is ascendant, individual consciousness expands beyond the ego and becomes aware of how tightly life is integrated and interdependent. This is why it is so dangerous. The soul sees a naked emperor; the ego thinks he is a fashion statement. The soul is the font of individual freedom, while freedom frightens the ego.
Broken communities of egos facilitate the growth of capital. The greater the fragmentation, the greater is the potential for exploitation and the greater is the potential for economic expansion. Economic expansion is based on deception. (Sure, you can afford that six-figure mortgage!) The ego thrives on deception while the soul finds it an abomination.
The church pioneered the death of the soul by promulgating the fiction that Jesus died for our sins. This reduced the soul to a pathetic, sin-soaked turd badly in need of redemption, and the church quickly discovered that an profitable path of redemption lay in the slaughter of heretics and infidels.
Today’s corporatists owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Pope Urban II. It was on November 17, 1095, at Clermont, in central France, that remission through slaughter was born, thus making possible the capitalist empire as we know it today.
As one author explained it:
No Christian doctrine of holy war existed before Clermont. …Urban’s sermon at Clermont was the definitive moment when the Church “preached the cross” taking the initiative in calling for war, defining its scope and purpose, and offering those who took part the rewards of heaven. The concept was brave, spiritual, and flawed. The Crusades were not Christian in any general sense, but specifically Catholic and European. Within a few years the killing—“coercion” was the technical term used—of non-Catholic heretics as well as nonbelieving Moslems was enshrined in the canon law of the Western Church.
And the beat goes on as American Protestantism has donned the mantle of traditional European Catholicism. Now, instead of “following the cross,” we follow the spreadsheet.
A viable community of souls has no reason to go to war other than in defense of its territory. A throng of isolated egos need war because war is the only activity that gives them a bogus sense of unity. And war, as we all know, is one hell of a revenue stream.
Slaughter is the real reason American is a Christian nation. Peace simply makes possible the cancerous growth of a secular humanism that saps the martial spirit and endangers our prosperity. The self-indulgent ego must take precedence over the giving soul if America is to stay hegemon to the world. Carnage is life; compassion is death.
It is the primary goal of your office to supply a constant stream of heretics and infidels badly in need of conversion through the military arm of the Washington Consensus. We are still a nation of missionaries. The only difference is that the doctrine we bring to the unwashed in that of St. Milton of Friedman, not that of Jesus of Nazareth.
 Moynahan, Brian. The Faith. Page225.