This article is from the Conspiracy Theory Literature FAQ, by Xavier Poez email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
According to much CTL, religions are used to brainwash the masses and
they are infected with much propaganda and disinformation. In one CTL,
the Catholic Church is rumored to have a large storage of secret
material stored in the Vatican. Other claims are that the Christian
religion was heavily manipulated at the Council of Nicea to remove
doctrines of reincarnation, masculinize it, etc. and that the record
of Christ's life has been distorted for control purposes. See