Would you care to explain your claim on description? If anything, my beliefs (that you consider as religion) is exactly what have helped me to become more responsible, so I can't help but find your claim irrational and offensive.
How could I consider you beliefs to be a religion before I know what your beliefs are? If they fit the description of "a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects" then yes they are a religion, by the very definition of the word.
As for responsibility, I do not, and indeed cannot deny that religious beliefs can and do make people help others due to their belief that they should. This does not stop religion itself being a good way to release yourself from some fundamental responsibilities. There are many religious groups that do not care about global warming, many religious groups that do not believe that anybody outside their group is worthy of "redemption" and as such many consider outsiders to be lesser people.
Instead of facing up to real world problems many people will instead say "It is His/God's/Allah's will that it be as it is. Instead of realising there responsibilities to the real world, people instead leave things as they are in the belief that that is how they are supposed to be.
This may or may not be the case for you, and it is certainly not the case for all religious people. It is definitely the case for many religious people however.
This one actually is a good quote which also damns modern feminism. Second wave feminists want all the freedoms that men enjoy, but none of the responsibilities men have to do. Consider that before it, men were usually given children's custody in divorces, as they were the primary breadwinners. Now, women mostly get it, and men are forced to pay. Ever hear of a case where a man got custody AND child support from the wife? And here I thought women were JUST as capable as men, who had to do it solo before. And consider that a woman can choose to have a baby, even if a man doesn't want it. After all, it's her body. But she can then sue for child support. And she has more options for birth control than he does, and options to terminate the pregnancy after.
While I agree with a lot of what you're saying, a lot of it is actually a problem with the attitudes of men in society rather than the women. Everywhere you go men still think of women as weak. They still think they should be gentlemen and pay for a meal, buy the drinks, make the first move in a date. Ask a man if it is ever permissible to hit a woman and the response is always "never" and yet to be fair if it is in self defence then in a truly equal society it would be permissible to hit a woman.
Actual feminists often agree with many of the things you say, but are helpless to do anything about it.
I wasn't aware of that, I do spend a bit of time checking up on the quotes I use, and this one seemed to be better than most in its qualifications. I don't really have time to edit images any more, so I'm afraid I'm going to be leaving it up there, but thank you for bringing it to my attention
That's fair, unfortunately I don't think religion could ever be just that. Its too easy to twist into a route to personal power.
Any religion can be twisted to be superficially similar to what it was before, but fundamentally completely different. Did you know that the stuka suicide bombers of WW2 were technically buddhists for example?
People just seem to abuse it so much I guess because like the quote suggests, many people are afraid to stand on their own and have their own mind and actions, so they go and copy those of a religion without fully analyzing why they would believe them. If more people would just have their own beliefs and stand up for them, maybe the problems with religions wouldn't be so bad.