Total anything is everything.
Total control of YOU is Totalitarianism. It controls everything about you.
Why do some crave to be thus controlled? Worse still, why do they insist you and I must ALSO be controlled??
There is a large and uncrossable leap between the Deist and the Theist.
The Deist feels rather emotionally that there must be some kind of Intelligent Prime Mover who started things off.
Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine were such men.
However, Theists they were not!
A Theist believes this Supernatural entity (God) also has the perfect right to control what everybody thinks and does.
The history of religions demonstrates the fraud of men posing as agents of such a Theocracy.
Religious "leaders" time and again become moral despots or TOTALITARIANs.
These men fake the costume of Divine Authority, of course, so that sheep-like persons may be controlled.
You see it everywhere. God mysteriously whispers TRUTH absolute--not in your ears or mine--but ONLY theirs!
The only verification offered for their special chosen status? Subjective personal experience! God "came to them" their heart "felt" something.
Now they are empowered by "word of faith" directly delivered to THEM!
The consequence is we are gullible toys put through our silly paces jumping through imaginary hoops to their delight and satifaction.
"Here--take this stupid magazine and peddle it door to door. It will tell people Jesus is an invisible CEO of my corporation and they have to listen to me."
Oh certainly! Who wouldn't obey such a behest at the promptings of such august, specially chosen ones!?
You and I were part of a Totalitarian regime as its dupes.
We were instructed how to think, act, dress, behave in our own bedroom as well as how much education we could posses and what kind! After all, if we got smart enough to ask sticky questions we might peek behind the curtain!
Why do certain "spiritually-minded" people not stop at the emotional comfort of their own belief? Rather, they cram it with relish down the throat's of others while barely concealing contempt for any who refuse!
The dupes of despots cannot bear that anyone challenge a single sentence from their Leaders!
The impulse to shut you down, villify you, marginalize you and demonize your protestation is absolute.
No fair debate may be staged.
No fair hearing may be allowed.
Unchallengeable, tyrannical authority who can convict YOU of "thought crime" and compel you to undergo constant surveillance to judge your every move hunger and thirst to CONTROL everything about you from BEFORE you are born (controlling your parents) until the real fun begins---after your death!!
We once lived under the auspices of Jehovah's Governing Body; a veritible celestial North Korea!
Who but a slave desires such a ghastly fate for themselves----let alone--for ALL OTHERS??
You and I must constantly ask ourselves such questions vigilant of our precarious standing in this world, surrounded as we are, by many such varieties of Religious Despots.
Remember, if you lived under the tyranny of North Korea the only escape would come when you die.
As a Jehovah's Witness or any christian, for that matter, there is no escape EVEN AFTER DEATH!!
Relgious totalitarianism wants every second of your gratitude, worship, effort and belief in an all-encompassing absorption with endless details of control!!
Neither the Koran nor the Bible offers escape from eternal control!
So, we must bow our head and submit, obey, feign abject delight in our lowly state and send skyward the awkward and endless praises as empty as the promises