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America always has had a large population that has an organized religion. In the fifties all of the suburbia tried to be the same mean church on Sunday and a nice house. In the sixties the counter-culture, who were the major proponents of the book, were looking for alternatives and Stranger in a Strange land attacked organized religion, in the book there is a huge church that commercializes religion turning it into a political and economic power which is exactly why many “hippies” were against organized religion. Heinlein sort of replaces it but does so in an obviously fictional manner, by creating a religion. Heinlein meant to challenge what the reader was used to not to create a new society but to modify the thoughts that people have.
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