Religious oppression is the restriction of freedom of thought due to religion. It is also any restraint applied to an individual’s behaviour, opinions and choices because of religion. For example, the rejection of other belief systems apart from one’s own is religious oppression because an individual’s beliefs are restricted due to religion. I chose this topic because being raised in a household critical of religion has made me see the flaws present in such practices. I am at once fascinated with religion and repelled by it and my passion for religion made this topic something important to me. I feel that it is an issue with varying degrees of severity globally and the diversity of the issue attracts me to it as well.