Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?



When you feel despite your good deeds and great achievements that you are an actor and a fraud.

Religion adds to this problem for it gives you a god to worry about not just what is natural.

Its very persistent and can be hard to treat.

It can force a good person to just stop doing what they do.

It can force a person to hate and shun rewards and praise.

Clance and Imes declared in 1978 article that the phenomenon afflicts women more than men.

It is as likely to happen with ordinary good women as much as with high achieving and successful women.

The notion that there is a God who sees evils in your heart that you don't even know are there could be a catalyst.  That is obvious.  But it needs empirical investigation as well.