When I was a child, I was the only person in my family that chose to be religious. I went to church by myself.
As a teen, I was singing and making up a religious song which made me feel euphoric. At that moment, a gold pen cap with hands in prayer literally fell from above and landed right in front of me.
As I got older and questioned religion and its history, the pen cap disappeared from where I always kept it (never to be seen again).
As an adult, I have no interest in religion. Yet, I'm an educated, hard-working individual who has terrible luck. When the 'fear of social control' (believe in God or you will go to hell) is instilled in a child, do you think it has a subconscious effect on the way we behave as adults? Am I somehow manifesting my own bad luck, or do I just have dumb luck?