When religion is forced upon people, especially the younger generation, and when presented as irrefutable fact, it can funnel the mind and cause one to be close-minded. Ever since religion was created, people have been taught to be quiet, not to question, that this is the way it is. Likewise, indoctrinating that one is condemned to follow all of these rules just for the promise of paradise. Religion should be taught but not in the way as one being labeled as Christian, Catholic, Muslim etc. (and for that reason this is what you believe) before one can even learn about it.