My question is if religion is mental slavery to people then why have a religion, it is their choice what the choose to believe in or if they don't at all. Some do not have the choice until they are adults I understand. Who is to say that is mental slavery because by saying so. it is as if you are trying to speak for all when you say " religion is mental slavery" but if you say " I think religion is mental slavery" then you would be stating and opinion. My parents are Christians they try to make me choose to be Christian by making me go to church or church camp. But, I also know that I have a choice. If having religion is so bad, why are they still around?