Religion had become my way of resigning to not thinking for myself.
The self doubt religion creates in the independent mind is to force submission. Taught to doubt yourself and let the brainwashing begin.
Expected to be predictable for the comfort of those who fear living. The mental chastening at the initiation of an original thought from the perpetrator. Perpetrator in their eyes.
Shared ideas for genuine feedback met with a systematic dismantling of independent thinking.
Playing within the confines of religious expectation, you come to realize the rules only apply to the individual in subjection; not to the authority. This is not freedom.
Control takes precedence over love, and dogma is the tool. The constant that keeps the people in line. Religion.