Perhaps I should have written "the whole idea of a 'Savior' and of monotheism".
I think the notions of a Messiah and of One Single God - as advocated so strongly by Judaism and Christianity - perfectly suit the purposes of a suppressing leadership, both in a religious and a political sense.
Take a look at Nazi Germany, for example. We see a Messiah and a "monotheistic" Party and society at work. Hitler projected all evil upon the Jews and made the Jews the most abhorrent enemy. If you think about it, it is really strange the way the two systems - Nazi Germany and monotheistic/messianic religion - actually mirror each other.
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