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The purpose of a legitimate religious organization is to assist its petitioners to a better life as taught by that religion. There ARE, however, some pretty reliable and agreed upon things that constitute a better life. If the person in question is healthier, happier, and more prosperous than (s)he started out, then the religion and religious organization is a legitimate one. Keep in mind that this is NOT the same end as to increase the power and money held by the religion, its organization, or its founders/bosses. The proper term for THESE organizations -- those created to fill the pockets of their bosses -- is BUSINESSES. That's right, these should by rights be PROFIT organizations and openly and blatantly labelled so.

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