Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

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    Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

    Fake News is considered to be lies or distortions of the truth. The first wholesale use of lies may have been religions.

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    Do you think religions were the first propagators of Fake News?

    Do you think that the term fraud can be applied to most supernaturally based religions?

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    No. I think we are hardwired to worship our Creator.
     
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    Religions weren't the first Fake News. Maybe heresies were though.
     
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    Where ever there have been men, there has been faith in God.

    That this belief has persisted for over 6000 years ought to raise suspicion.
     
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    Suspicion? What do you mean? Do you agree with OP, then?
     
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    No. The OP blows big green donkey dicks.
     
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    The fact that many, if not most of us do not worship, belies your notion.

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    All, religions begin as heresies.

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    Persisted, yes. Without results and fools are still waiting.

    To continue doing the same thing while expecting a different result is a sign of insanity.

    The religious have a form of insanity.

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    When man first created religion it was absent sanctioned doctrine and dogma.

    With the advent of civilization came deities and dogma; religion was used to control populations and compel conformity – this was accomplished through lies, misinformation, and false religious ritual.
     
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