Self Identity And The Weakest Links
Self identity is a problem, for everyone. Theists just find a crutch in religion because none of us are born knowing what it is that we are or what we are capable of. Only when stressed and tested with experience do we learn these things. This is why childhood indoctrination with religion works. When we finally do get stressed we reach back to what we were taught.
Those that have broken free or never had the crutch have the honor of testing themselves daily to find who they are and what they are capable of. It makes us stronger than those who rely on the crutch. It makes us independent. It makes us capable. In society, the theist is the weak link.
That is not to say that strong people don’t believe, it is to say that religion allows the weak to survive and thrive. The weak link continues when it shouldn’t. I don’t mean they should not exist, only that society is only as strong as the weakest link, and while we allow links to be weak… well, there is the picture for you. With science and critical thinking, the weakness is tossed to the curb… repeatedly if needed. Religion coddles the weak and supports them as long as they can donate funds. Religion is vampiric, for it has no purpose other than sucking the wealth out of nations.