You are wrong about my point being a misdirection. On the contrary, it is my posts that have remained focused on your original points, and myself who has had to realign your points which seem to be all over the place.
I have, among others, repeatedly attempted to help you understand that destroying the edifices of religion cannot destroy the ideology that created them and that exists beyond the visible. In fact where religion is concerned, such outward show of persecution only serves to strengthen the resolve of the religious. Cults and high control religions actually rely on this fact for growth.
So, let me ask you again plainly, for you seem to shy away from answering this question which lies at the very essence of your thread : Does the banning of a religion equate to the destruction of its ideology?
If your answer is 'yes', then you need to provide some sort of basis for explaining why. If you agree with me that 'no' is the answer, then the point of your thread is moot.
"No". In no wise does this nullify the point of my thread. As long as an instance of an idea lives in a human mind, the ideology lives on. I have already agreed with you that banning in itself does not destroy, that something akin to genocide must be practiced. Please review my previous posts. My question is can the banning along with the brutality and repression happen here? That is a valid point of discussion.
Burn, the waters are not being muddied by anyone but yourself, as your irrelevant comments regarding the indegenous peoples of the Aztec nations evidence. Spirtuality is not the exclusive domain of religions. The Communist manifestos and its philosophers in the late C19th all paid heed to this fact.
The USSR was NOT removing what was spiritual from religion, as this is not possible. Ideologies cannot be destroyed by force, unless genocide is used. Please note that this has been my committed, unwavering and consistent point throughout this thread. You however, seem to be floating with the winds of the hour. ;)
You made an incorrect statement regarding Mexican indigenous people, I briefly corrected you in my response. You don't like this (or don't agree), so this spawns a subthread. No muddying here on my part. If I were to make an incorrect statement as part of an on-topic response, I have no doubt that you would post something to correct it.
You however, seem to be floating with the winds of the hour. ;)