The methods used to keep Christians in line by the Church are remarkable similar to those used to keep pack animals in line. Only with a (false) promise of heaven instead of a carrot, and the threat of a hell instead of a whip.

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more like most religion they all have a version of “heaven” and a “hell”

Actually, while there are religions with a hell-analogue, the idea that you are sent to be tortured for eternity for touching your penis is a uniquely Christian concept. In fact, it’s one of the few things that is original to the religion.