STANDING FOR LATIN ROBES   (courts = religion)


            Simple church and court similarities include:
standing on command or for ritual (like puppets on an invisible string of authority), the use of
Latin to impress the masses with the leaders' exclusive knowledge, and
robes as a covering costume.


            Other similarities include the raised, authoritarian pulpit or dais,
a high, cathedral-like ceiling to inspire awe, pews as seats,
lawyers "praying" for favorable rulings in their briefs,
and a US Supreme Court that refers to each other as "Brethren".
"So help me God" and swearing on The Bible are now rarely heard in courts,
but are used in the presidential inaugural.

            Another similarity is that the services both provide are overpriced.
If a private security, arbitration or counseling company made similar silly rules,
they'd be laughed out of business for trying to hide behind cheap props and
transparent deception, instead of using competence.

            These church-court twins are not coincidence.

They both have their origins in The Law of Twelve Tables in Rome,  about 450 BC.
It was this College of Pontiffs that was the birthplace
of both the Roman Catholic Church and Roman Law.


            Government authority is imposed with PHYSICAL fear,
religious authority through MENTAL fear.
Since both are unable to use reason,  they threaten a jail cell or hell.
It's personal, pompous, egotistical, arrogant authoritarianism by politicians and priests.


            H L Mencken    1935

"Hell served Their Holinesses as the lion's den had served their predecessors among the Caesars;
        they filled it with their critics."


politicians = priests

laws = dogmas

taxes = tithes

courts = last judgment

jail = hell

big brother = big father

robes = robes


Contents | Next