Sigmund Freud felt that religion was a form of oppression. He said religious people lived in fear of God. The religious believed the only way they could go to heaven is by matching their will with Gods will, even if that will was undesirable.
Too bad our commander-in-mediocrity can't understand this simple rule of life. "Thinking that others will treat you well because you treat them well, is like thinking a shark does not eat you because you do not eat him.