Religions keep threatening people with fear of Divine wrath in order to coerce them into subservience.
And yet, we find them constantly violating the various commandments (at least privately)
Why is it so?
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Yes, that is exactly what they want.
The DOs and DONTs are conceived in such a way that restrictions & bans are placed on the most natural inclinations of man. Only then the number of violators will be more, which means they can trap maximum number of people in the net of GUILT. Only guilty people become SHEEP, they can be controlled, beaten to the desired shape and exploited in a hundred ways!
Rebellious, upright confident and people of dignity cannot be kept in herds!