Would you think of religion as a means of oppression or escape for people?
I would say escape. But I've heard some say that religion oppresses people.
What do you think?
I see another comment that FACT is the right way. But aren't there things that are beyond fact? Perhaps even beyond human comprehension?
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Religion is a set of morals / rules / values / beliefs / dogma.
Depending on each religion, each had its own purpose. Judaism / Islam were designed to keep people in check through making people govern themselves in such a way (through fear of punishment) that they would do the "right" things within their community. It is a means of population control.
Scientology was designed with the clear intention of getting money from people, and it worked.
What sucks is that "religious beliefs" are seen as important rather than as mere superstition, thus giving religious people and religious organizations special rights.0