So, because you're candid and ethical, you chose to despise faith? If you were intellectually honest now, you would acknowledge that there are millions, even billions of people whose faith isn't means to make a living, but means to lead a better life. I don't care how you view your ancesters, but if you accuse them of leading a less than honest trade based on faith, you're being no less dishonest by implying that every man of faith is in it for the material reward or the pleasure of manipulating others.
Faith is just another more-poetic-sounding synonym for dogmatism. I despise dogmatism: don't you?
I already explained that the perps running a Boardwalk rigged game justify their game of chance as harmless, even beneficial, claiming they're giving their victims the hope of winning, although they cannot use the fear and intimation of eternal suffering if you don't play... So in that regard, 3-card Monte scheme is relatively more benign than religion.
The problem with running a rigged game like 3-card Monte is they haven't figured out a way to draw out their scheme long enough: religions rely on a pay-off that cannot be disproven, since the reward is claimed to occur in the Great Hereafter in the Heavenly realm.