An institution that has actually CONVINCED people, many of them reasonably inteligent adults, that there is an invisible man...living in the sky...watching everything you do, every minute of every day. And that the invisible man has a special list of ten things he DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DO!!
Furthermore, if you do any of these things, he has a special place, where there is fire and smoke and torture and anguish, and it is there he will send YOU, where you will burn and scream and choke and cry and suffer forever and ever, UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
But he loves you.
As good as government is at the bullshit game, it doesn't hold a candle to religion