From a good piece by psychologist Valerie Tarico that takes-up addictive religiosity.
Religion perpetuates a dependence on identifying as broken and needing to be fixed.
That goes to Christianity’s only truly indispensable claim: You’re no damn good. If you don’t believe that, if you don’t believe you were born defective and deserving eternal punishment, then what could be the point of salvation? Christianity’s premises are degrading at the root and necessarily conduce toward decadence.