Do yourself a huge favor and start studying astrotheology, the origin of religion and astronomy. The works of people like Manly P. Hall and Jan Irvin will do more for your understanding of religion and the world around you than you pastor ever could.
Christians, I bear you no ill-will, but please be honest with yourselves in accepting that your religion is a control mechanism. It may not control YOU, but there are plenty of others who are under its spell, both ideologically, and, more importantly to some, monetarily. Think about it.
"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
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