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Any set of beliefs, particularly extreme Abrahamic faiths (Extreme Christianity, Islam etc), that people buy into as a way of not dealing with their own mortality.

Humans are cognitively vulnerable to believe in such systems, and many so called "religions" take advantage of this. Meaning people end up sacrificing and wasting some or all of their own short time on this earth for a fictional assurance fram an ethereal being they will never meet.
(Knock Knock)
JW Chumps : "Hi, we are Jehovah's Witnesses, would you like to talk about how much God loves you"

Me: "No, I don't need any Salvation Snake Oil"

JW Chumps : "We aren't selling oil sir, we would like to talk about how you can be saved."

Me: "Do you believe in Dinosaurs?"

JW Chumps: ??

Me: "If your god is so benevolent, why is he promising a crap ending for anyone who doesn't belive in your poorly constructed borrowings of other faiths that have existed for thouasands of years before Charlie came up with this gig?"

JW Chumps: ??

Me: "How is it that the chosen place for your leaders is in New York City - when the rest of the Abrahamic faiths have their spiritual centres in and around the other side of the world?"

JW Chumps: ??

Me: "Would you like some Salvation Snake Oil?"

JW Chumps: "Ah thank you sir, have a nice day"
by WTF2011 August 15, 2011
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