Of course the hierarchy didn't want the followers to learn to read the bible as they knew that there would be too many different interpretations of the words and that would cause the followers to break away and start other religions.<quoted text>
One of many..........
The hierarchy knew that would occur, because it was exactly what occurred in Judaism when some Jews read the old testament and decided to start a new religion that later became Christianity.
Protestantism did to Catholicism what Catholicism had done to Judaism.
And the Jews did the same before them and on and on back through religious history.
Religious right-fighters keep having babies and the babies grow up to be religious right-fighters that start more and more religious right-fighting cults.