Originally Posted by outfrom
The Mesopotamian Myth of creation has it is what we were created for.
To be workers for the gods.
It has to be admitted that religion has itself played a significant part in suppressing the free spirit of man.
The best example that comes to my mind is again the medieval Roman Catholic Church.
Historians readily admit that virtually all of the Popes came to power through money and influence or even murder. Their behaviour whilst on the Papal Throne was often even more shocking. And it wasn't just Rodrigo Borgia:
Pope Alexander VI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And here's one choice quote from that page:
The wild orgies that Alexander was reported to have sponsored within the papal palaces are now generally considered by the Catholic Church to have been exaggerated.