How can intelligent people and a number of nations even take the construct of religion seriously? If the ideas, rituals, and customs were not inculcated into the tender brains of children, these might be able to choose on their own whether to abide by them and believe in them is a worthy path to take. But religious authorities count on the subversion of their subjects to usurp the power they see in their mission.
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from the article: Ten reasons conversion to Judaism has failed