In the shadow of god’s master plan
The danger of religion lurks in the shadow of god’s master plan, which allows people to hide from their own responsibilities to make something of their lives. There is, after all, no competing with a god who intends for you to have a difficult life, so if that is the case what more can you do? The most horrifying examples of this attitude are the sects (of Christianity, but certainly not Christianity alone) that allow no modern medicine or treatment and instead rely solely on prayer to cure the sick. Hope is irrationalized by religion, just like so many other things which are at their core very positive concepts.
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