Sadly, this is the truth behind what religion does for many people. Why then do so many claim that religion is benign and we should let them be? When you tell a child, that has not yet hit the age of reason, that they are nothing and worthless without god, that they are bad for thinking that person over there is hot, that their own bodies are essentially a wasteland that should not be explored at all until marriage, you are engaging in what is tantamount to psychological and emotional child abuse. I, personally, would love to see more people break up with god. Anyone else?