As a minion of Cthullu (pbhn), I cannot help but notice some of the differences between the True Faith and those others out there that seem to designed around making life difficult for those who observe them.
For example, atonement. Cthullu (pbhn) understands the need for punishment, but also thinks creative problem solvers make great minions and so punishes only those who get caught. Let the catholics have opus dei, He'll take shadowrunners any day of the week. If the Holy Strollers didn't see it you didn't do it.
Another one is consumption of prohibited food, drink or drugs. Cthullu (pbhn) finds it much easier to 'convert' those who have put effort into altering their own perceptions, and believes there is room for all creatures next to the mashed potatoes.
And then there are prohibitions on sex. Cthullu (pbhn) thinks the best way to defeat an enemy is to outbreed them and encourages us to screw anything willing to hold still long enough. That, and well laid minions are happy, obedient minions.
And then there's the claims of tolerance for differing opinions, but only after you have crusaded or jihaded all others into thinking just like you. Cthullu (pbhn) doesn't care what you think as long as He gets what He wants. You can preach the supremacy of morel mushrooms, but if Cthullu (pbhn) isn't happy, nobody's happy, y'know.?
And then there's that whole heaven and hell aspect. Cthullu (pbhn) makes no promises of a happy ending, in fact, He teaches us that one should enjoy this life as much as possible while we have flesh because our souls belong to Him, and we know how He gets.
On the whole, I can understand the concept of security and community found in faith, minion of Cthullu (pbhn) and all. I also understand the aspect of power, having my own little flock of minions. The part I have problem with is that most religions are just too difficult to implement into ones life efficiently.
As a minion of Cthullu (pbhn) I prefer something more user friendly. Something plug and play, so to speak. Hmmm, come to think it, that kinda makes it sound like every woman I've ever dated....