Organised anything will always be susceptible to corruption and hypocrisy because humankind itself is characterized by a need for hierarchy, to assert itself, to dominate and stratify in terms of imposed value. My problem with that is that we are truly all equal. The flesh and bones, the whatever going on in the synapses. Mine is the same as yours, is the same as his and hers and theirs. So I eschew religion not because I do not believe in God or because i have no faith-I eschew religion because it conflicts with the fact of our equality. It can only ever be an imposed system, and to that extent it involves one person foisting ideas on others, or some variation of it. Religion sits hand in hand with power, the thrust of that coming from the person who pushes their ideas in the strongest way. It's all couched in money, social norms, tradition, tribalism, favoritism, nepotism, politics, whatever. I don't mind any of that, but what I mind is when it is sold as the only possible way, the right way, the anything-else-is wrong way, when in actual fact it is no different from say, a bunch of teams competing in the world cup. It does not stand for truth, and I'm quite fond of truth as it happens. My favourite personal truth is "to do that which creates the greatest possible amount of happiness for the largest possible number of humans is probably the best way to act", and because I have yet to find a God who tells the same story, although Shintoism waves a dogma-free tendril towards it, I guess I'l reside within the cheery guilt free realm of atheism. For the moment.