Leaving the Religion can be likened to a game of Poker. Many possible scenarios can be played out during the game and the potential loss or gains are many:
You have put too many chips in, every round it just seems you will win it all in the end. Your chips are dwindling, you look down at your colored stacks and they are getting smaller and smaller, you wont be in the game for long, so hopefully this next card will get you there. But then you get a "bad feeling" and you think you might fold, but only for a second...
...Then you think of the "reality of this choice"
IF you fold you will lose all those chips you have sacrificed to the pot and the chips you have left are few...."family", “years of life" and “friends" who will support you. More than likely you will lose the rest of these chips as well. Is it worth folding?
Are you too "Pot Committed"? Have you put too much "Time" "Years" and have too much "family and friends" in the religion to fold? Too many chips in the pot, not enough left by your side after you fold the hand? Are you going to leave all your chips in and see how the hand plays out in the end even if something doesn't feel right? Perhaps going "All in". Or fold and decide to cut your losses even though it hurts and play another game, one without so much to lose?
Some have fewer chips in the pot, and so they have more to fall back on with more to hold on to for the future. For these, folding is easier, less risky, less painful. Maybe use your chips on another hand, one that feels right, or doesn't run the risk of you losing "everything" you have.
Folding could anger you, after all, you have stayed in this game SO long, waiting for that pot to be yours in the end of that game of chance. But what IF the hand you have is a losing one, in fact only the dealer(GB) wins, and takes all the players chips and you are left with nothing. You have given everything, all your chips(good years) to this game. But maybe there is another game with potential for winning, and the risks are much less, in fact, not burdensome, even light and not weighing you down.
Choose wisely, weigh the risks, and the losses. Some will stay in because they are too "Pot Committed" and wait it out, too much to lose if leaving now. Others will “Fold” and take with them whoever and whatever they have left and be free of the Fear of "what happens now, or in the future".
That's the "Game of Chance"
But it is after all, YOUR choice