Thu 17 Feb, 2011 02:33 am
The basis of religion, is the abstract, vague, ambiguous and therefore unnatural, pretentious, artificial of the transition between the immaterial God, that is merely representing the omnipresence and eternity of space, and the material Church, that creates religion’s autonomy as that transition leads in a hypnotic behaviour that produces the necessary obedience .
Accordingly, the basis of capitalism, is the abstract, vague, ambiguous and therefore unnatural, pretentious, artificial of the correspondence between the immaterial bank accounts and the material bank cards, money, and precious metals (especially gold), which creates the autonomy of capitalism as it leads in a hypnotic, consuming behaviour.
Of course, religion (by most definitions) has existed in the absence of capitallism, but the reverse is not necessarily so. See Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.