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When the Jews were conquered by Babylon they had a strong religion.

The Babylonian captivity changed the religion, it didn't survive unscathed.

That was an interesting post and I don't have a comment on the rest of it yet. I've never given much thought to intentional communities, but Basque comes to mind, they've preserved their unique language and culture.