religion has played a huge part in my life. it has taught me better ways to deal with other people, and to deal with the world. that stuff is external.
"internal" things, like shyness, or awkwardness, you have to conquer on your own. you have to decide for yourself to try to reach happiness. i think you can try to use religion for that inner peace, but that more often than not thats destined to fail.
its as if you have to "train" yourself to get over learned, reinforced reactions to something. like speaking in public, for example.
"the tech is bullcrap that doesnt work" - me