They are brainwashing themselves. Have you not seen the kids reciting the Qu'ran? It is a form of masochism in my opinion.
By reading the Bible over and over secures the chains around their ankles. Release the chains and then religious people don't know what to do with themselves; they have no reason to live.
They aren't looking for loopholes. They are not that smart. Perhaps the looking for loopholes is a job for some in the Vatican.