The Profits of Religion

The Profits of Religion

An Essay in Economic Interpretation

eBook - 2015
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An eye-opening condemnation of the economic sins of organized religion. Throughout his adult life Upton Sinclair was an unapologetic idealist and a tireless crusader for the rights of the common man. In this powerful and scrupulously researched critique, he argues that organized religion is a gargantuan moneymaking operation in collusion with industry in their shared quest to strike down dissent while bleeding profits from the millions in their thrall. Sinclair catalogs how spirituality, "the most fundamental of the soul's impulses," is used as a tool for exploitation by unsavory clerical organizations. He specifically details the hypocrisy and self-serving, parasitic nature of churches in the West, from the entrenched fortresses of ancient Christianity to the "nonconforming" Protestant sects to the cultist "new religions" that came into vogue in the early twentieth century. A controversial, impassioned broadside, The Profits of Religion is Upton Sinclair at his most provocative and persuasive. This ebook has been authorized by the estate of Upton Sinclair.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2015]
Copyright Date: 015
ISBN: 9781504026109
Branch Call Number: 200 Si
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Jan 31, 2016

see also ...
“10 ways religious groups steal public money – Holy freeloading! 10 ways religious groups steal public money”
by Valerie Tarico, posted September 29, 2013, to AlterNet
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/19/10_ways_religious_groups_take_public_money_partner/
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“God and the Profits: Religious Liberty for Money-Makers”
by Mark Rienzi, posted March 19, 2013, under Religion in the Public Square, for The Witherspoon Institute
http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/03/9615/
and,
“If you want to get rich, you start a religion.” November 7, 1948 L. Ron Hubbard 1911-1986
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/L._Ron_Hubbard

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