In Hosea 4:6, the Most High said, my people perish because they lack knowledge. The deception of religion is that is hides and monopolizes true knowledge of God and immortality of the soul. Wisdom found no place on earth. Coupled with the fact that they replaced WISDOM with BLIND FAITH. This produces theology and not history and often conflicts with archeology. The harsh effects of this bear witness of itself through the fact that PEOPLE DON’T COMMIT THEMSELVES TO DAILY READING, ACTIVE STUDYING, LEARNING HEAVENLY KNOWLEDGE FOR PROGRESSION OF THE SOUL. Public religion traps you in the Matrix of Pharaoh who was made into a God-King that seeks to be worshipped.