Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.
Seneca the Younger
NB. According to Wikipedia (where else could I look?) this dude is no longer "younger". He lived ca. 4 BC to 65 AD, which means that someone noticed something fishy about religion al long time ago, but few have noticed...each rulers and television evangelists.
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