Friday, October 14, 2011 3:25:25 PM
I genuinely didn't see this as a joke. Religion says god is everywhere, that`s a fact, so why does this dumb poo Beiber goes all the way to my city to be closer to god?
Organised religion seeks power, which requires it to convince believers that it controls access to their god(s) in some way. So it must teach that physical location is at least very relevant, if not absolutely essential.
Medieval Catholic Christianity is perhaps the best example of that. That church gained fabulous wealth and power by convincing vast numbers of people that was true and openly selling divine favour to them. I mean that literally - that church took vast sums of money from people in exchange for "guaranteeing" preferential treatment in the afterlife. Modern American Christianity tries, with a fair degree of success, to do the same thing.
It`s why for some while the punishment for translating the bible into a language many people could read was death.