FEAR — Origin of Religion — Continued
A ruler's dream! If one could gain control of the developing creed; place into use the rules that would be most helpful to the ruler; justify it for being mandatory because God said so; use personal leadership and charisma to train and imbue the most trusted adjutants in the same belief; a tranquil status quo could be maintained; and then, because of resulting peace, 'it would be possible t . . .
Money, Power and War
The horrors of war can only be viscerally, and empathetically understood by those who have experienced: the fragility of their own bodies in danger and combat; the repulsive but demanding urgency of flowing blood; the blending odors of blood, sweat, urine, feces and death itself; heard the screams, moans, groans, curses and prayers at sudden violent trauma; and experienced the abrupt vacant . . .