A quote from Jesse Ventura's interview with Playboy: Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business. I live by the golden rule: Treat others as you'd want them to treat you. The religious right wants to tell people how to live. Wow! Pretty close to what I think about religion but I wouldn't call it a sham. I think most people involved with organized religion genuinely believe that it will improve people's lives; I believe the opposite.