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Is government a religion? Government presents us a “belief system”. A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION is probably a better way to look at it, rather than a religion per se.
All “religious” organizations are based on their own “religious” belief system.
In the previous sentence, take out the word “religious” and replace with “business“. Now replace it with “government“.
Government IS a core belief system. It’s followers go on blind faith in dogma, believing in an abstract “invisible higher power” (ie: DEEP STATE). Or an imaginary entity called “the state” which is “reified” (make something abstract more concrete or real) among other imagined entities (NASA) and magical thinking. This is what I mean by the “government is a religion”.
Definition of religion (Webster)
1a : the state of a religious
EX: a (GOV employee)
nun in her 20th year of (GOV) religion
b(1) : the service and worship of (GOV)
God or the supernatural (NASA)
(2) : commitment or devotion to (GOV)
religious faith or observance
2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of (GOV)
religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith (no comment needed).
Fits every time.
And then you throw in the money aspect. A common thread running through all religions, is that “their god” is a PROVIDER.
With approximately 2.7 million civilian employees, the U.S. government is the largest employer in the country. For reference, Wal-Mart has 2.2 million employees worldwide. And then there is the US military in over 150 countries. And then there are contractors who make things and do things for the government. And then there are “benefits” that the gov pays out. 50 million US residents are on food stamps. Loans. Grants. The list goes on.
The government appears to be THE PROVIDER for many, many people.
Is the government your god?