Religion as a Tool for Social Control Authority Tell a young child that they must not do something, and the inevitable response is ‘Why?’ In its infancy, human civilisation was no different. Rulers ascended to positions of power, and created laws for all their people to follow. But why should they be obeyed? What makes their laws better than your own? It is possible to compel compliance with the laws through law enforcement alone. Set a few harsh examples, and the people will fall in line. But all this really accomplishes is to convince the people to be more careful … Continue reading Is Religion A Tool Of Social Control?