A quote that says “Religion is the opium of the masses” is hanged at the corner wall of my church mate’s room and I agree on this. Don’t get us wrong. I am involved with the Church and its activities but I can’t tolerate the lapses of Catholic faith in ways of manifesting it. I notice that people pray or go to church when they have a wish list for anything they need. Although I must admit that when I needed a MIDI Controllers from musicians friend, I ran to the church, literally, to borrow one. Some people just tend to do unnecessary sacrifices to make their prayers/wishes come true.
I believe that faith is based on the goodness and fairness of what we believe in, not as opium to sugar-coat or even forget what is happening.