How Religion and Self-Help Exploit Us

I was somewhat fortunate to have strong reservations about religion from an early age. It didn’t stop me from becoming Christian, but it caused me to look at religion critically, ask questions of the clergy, get the lame answers, do my own research and then leave.

The simple answer to why people don’t leave and why I didn’t immediately disregard religion is because of indoctrination. If you live in…