A sum of ideals, such as a moral values, laws or rules, imposed upon persons in the name of a greater cause, purpose or traditon that has no mesurable societal benefit.
From the album "Christ Illusion" by Slayer, 2006.
1. the pledge of allegiance.
2. removing hats during the national anthem.
3. the idea that some words are profane.
4. the notion you can only die once.
To use in a sentence, "Mind control is compulsory religion and the skeleton christ."