This is why our society is stuck in the 1950s. Conformity is by and large immoral, since it prevents people from moving forward when something is proven wrong despite a few that are making money off the error. We see it in just about every area of our lives today, from the old 55 MPH speed limits, to allopathic medicine having a monopoly on health care (making it become sickness care), to no-nukes (nuclear power plants), to the global warming scam, to just about everything else that can influence mankind.
Were we instead to ditch conformity, except to the few basic rules that are necessary to prevent the few from ruining the many, society would be free to move ahead. Someone would come up with the idea that nuclear fusion can be developed even though "the Establishment" says it cannot. Someone would put a definitive cure for cancer on the market, despite "Only a drug can cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent a disease" and the cure would actually work. We would develop new energy sources, have highways with a speed in excess of 500 MPH and no accidents, and zero unemployment with prices falling to the point where people would be paid with pride in creating new value instead of in money.
And, religion would all go belly up.