after some thinking im realizing that i dont hate religion, and im not bitter towards it. im bitter towards people (muslims in my case) who use it as a tool of control and how that leads to practicing religion as more of a performance than something out of genuine will or desire. my anger is directed at a lack of choice - informed choices esp - that people of faith might experience to various degrees. & not a lack of choice imposed by religious jurisdiction, but rather enforced by fallible people who claim to “help guide you” to the right path when their guidance is really a product of their self righteousness. people that want to save your soul, but dont realize that theyre destroying your faith at the same time.