I wonder if anyone is ever made to feel bad by their religion. I’m not talking about persecution or mockery, I mean the basic premise that most people I talk to seem to believe: God set everything up, gave us freewill and give or take the occasional miracle, God now doesn’t intervene.
The reason I suspect this may make some people feel bad is because religion demands of us that we thank God for all that is good, and blame ourselves for all that is bad. God created perfection, and we made that creation fall. All the praise for all your achievements goes to God, but the blame for the bad things stick clearly with you.
I hear people claiming that devout religion feels like a blanket of powerful and intense love, and if that is all you feel that I am happy for you. But if you occasionally feel bad about having to thank someone else for your achievements while blaming yourself for your shortcomings, speak up.