It makes me laugh a sad laugh when people claim that religion excels in propaganda. Although I agree, I disagree with their arrogant assumption that their particular institution or ideology is free from it.
Just watch the news these days... it doesn't matter which one... but if you have any discernment, and it doesn't take much, you will notice you're being had, sold a bill of goods, and duped. You're being sucked into their perception of reality. Every institution wants you to believe what it says is true. Every institution wants to shape your reality. This includes the news. It doesn't matter if you're Fox or CNN... they endeavor to bend reality to their particular ideology and inspire you to subscribe to it.
Yes, the church does this well. All religions! Agreed. But so does the news, government, business, science, atheism, Hollywood... you name it. Even nakedpastor! They all want you to agree with them.
But it gets worse.
Last night as I was watching CNN... in a rare moment of rare clarity... I saw that the news makes their news. They don't just report it. They create it! Their intention for you is total absorption into their orbit. Just like religion.
They're naive to think otherwise. You'd be naive to believe otherwise.