Frater RO posted recently under the title Chains of Religion or Belief, "If your beliefs are serving you, you are free. If you are serving them, you are enslaved.
My take is that if your beliefs are serving you, then good for you! If you are serving them as well, you are giving back and good for you! Magick is circular like that. However, when your beliefs don't allow you to consider alternatives in their own right, then you are indeed a slave to them.