I was raised in a nominally Protestant household, but I am not personally religious (in fact, I would describe myself as an atheist, but not the obnoxious hostile kind). I’m still interested in how religions reflect the societies that adhere to them, and while it’s easy to see the negative impacts that the most powerful organised religions have on our politics (constraining access to abortion, suppressing rights for LGBTI people, etc.), I think there are also examples of religion as a positive force (e.g. liberation theology).