Religion and capitalism are certainly two of the biggest evils in our culture, but this article does a good job of showing why religion is really much worse. Business may be stubborn and greedy and manipulative, but at least when the culture changes, it eventually has to change with us. You can influence business with politics and protests and public shaming. Business is only successful because we participate in it an if you wanted to stop being a Penny’s family and start being a Sears family it wouldn’t really say much about who you are as a person.
Religion has no responsibility to you, filthy commoners. Religion is the master and it doesn’t change as society changes. It doesn’t grow or adapt, it plants it’s roots and calls itself a moral foundation. Everything about the language is sedentary. Religion seeks to change you and of religious fundamentalists don’t like the way culture is leaning, they dot adapt, they throw a tantrum as seen in Arizona. And if you want to go from being a Catholic to being a Mormon, that’s no easy transition. Your personal identity is wrapped up in being a Catholic. You’ll lose friends, people will think less of you, they’ll think something is wrong with you or that you’re setting yourself up for certain doom. They never say that about buying a pair of pants at the wrong store.