>People need to admit that Christianity is deep, psychological subversion at an extreme level starting in childhood and controlling every single facet of your life and behavior.
The only social function of cults is to make accept non-consensual hierarchies. Some hierarchies may be consensual, though.
>in the case of communism, unless you are the state.
A State is both an entity which claims with success the monopoly of the sequestration of its members, which it may delegate (to parents, to husbands, to managers, to CEOs, etc.), and the interface between this nature (aimed at by the high bourgeoisie) and citizenship (which the bourgeoisie tries to dry of its meaning).
We may say that this sequestration nature is quite terrorist, terror (of starving, of living in the street, of being arrested) being a mean of governance, and that citizenship opposes to this terrorism.
>[S.P.Q.R] were not stupid, and they were fully aware that christianity was a weapon.
I'm not an historian so I don't really know the truth about this, but I guess it is considered as trivial. History isn't your 40K fantasies and there probably were other reasons, like the fact that the imminent collapse of the S.P.Q.R was due to imperialism itself. The war had lasted for too long, but for this time Cesar had kept the full powers, marble, and other niceties.
How do I report a thread? I swear I don't work for the State; and as Banksy put it, if you didn't represent an acceptable level of threat you would know it.