The dipsh*t from the Catholic church has it wrong.
For sake of argument only(this opinion is not necessarily supported by anyone, including me):
Believing that your life is controlled by a non-existent deity makes you less than human. It makes you a puppet to the words in a book, a sheepish supporter of the Middle Age snake oil peddlers, a mindless follower of Iron age nonsense.
Real people analyze and try to understand their world. Religionists do the opposite: they, at best, add an impervious cloak of false mystery to everything so as to be mentally comforted and lazy. At worst they claim to understand the cloak of bullshit, and use to strangle others. None of this is human in any way...it is the act of a unthinking monstrosity.