It happened in the US with Christianity, when evangelicals and fundamentalists choose to present the Bible as scientific fact, in order to fight modernity and science with the same weapons. All that is spiritual dies slowly in such a process, and just like Jews like the Shass-rabbi can say that Gentiles are born to serve Jews (and thus inherently inferior) , those evangelicals can say the poor are poor because they are wicked and get a deserved punishment from God and actually must be gratefull they are not sentenced to die in the streets. The House of the dead indeed. Regards.
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