Trauma and stress reduces our critical thinking capacity, thus making us vulnerable to Religious indoctrination.
You will find that many people who’ve lived traumatic lives (aka: Lives
Full of Sin) eventually find their way to Jesus, Allah, or some other
Religion has always fed on human misery.
You either have to get people into the church when they are too young
to think critically, or wait for life or conditions to reduce them to an
“infantile” mental capacity at some point in their adult lives.
I know this is a generalization, but we all have seen this pattern.