April 15, 2008

Once it was said that religion was the opiate of the masses.

Today, organised religion is among the last bastions of community against the new opiate of the masses: the altar of personal entertainment.

The great ages of organised religion sprouted such edifaces as the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris or the Airavatesvara temple complex at Darasuram, while at the same time the common market sprouted a will to satisfy every possible wish of the faithful, from personal amulets to pardons to building a home altar.

The great age of personal entertainment sprouts such edifices as Disneyland and cable network satellites, while at the same time the common market sprouts a will to satisfy every possible wish of the faithful, from Gameboys to extended warantees to building the ultimate home entertainment system.

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