gods/religion needs man to exist, as a concept. Were man to die off tommorow, there would be no one here to worship, pray, and make sacrifice to their god of choice. It is the existance of man that religion relies on. If there just mammals and inverts left, religion, and all that goes with it, would die. Why do you consider RC's to be in 'bondage'? Isn't that the problem, one religion thinking that someone of another is somehow misguided or missing out? Now, I am not saying that I agree with RC doctrine, just that it doesn't make any less sense to me than most other major religions.