"Many of the deliberate con artists are the "true believers" of fanatical religious or political sects who actually accept the dogma that it is a mortal sin for you to take care of yourself and your family first and in any way exercise your right to the pursuit of happiness while their precious cause is in any way neglected, underfunded or even unaccepted."
Selfishness vs."Selfishness"
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Here, a full definition of religion includes such political sects. "Their" precious cause's underfunding, non-acceptability, and neglect are always perceived to be correctable by larger and larger carnal gods and theocratic rule. Progressive one worlders are an excellent example of the accuracy of the statement.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    One of the cons of the ruling class, whether secular or religious, is to convince the people that to serve them is a duty for the common good. The common good is the excuse for all matter of deception. Surrender your power to the church/state, and they will provide -- it's what the 'Lord' wants. Give until it hurts. Sacrifice. All a denial of our cups that runneth over...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
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