You're missing my point. You're placing those deaths at the feet of religion. If they didn't happen, then that doesn't make any sense.Religious people believe it happened (I don't)
And they worship the God/Gods who did such attrocities and accept it - and even defend said beliefs and actions.
So why not go tell those people how dumb they are?You know why God killed all the children in the flood? (I asked this in another forum years back) - the Defendors of God said "Because they were *really really bad people*"
On the long list of things that breed stupidity in this country, I don't think religion is anywhere near the top.Religion breeds stupidity, that's for damn sure. . . and Foster's an acceptance of "kill all" as long as "God does it it's ok!" - which is why it's so dangerous.
I'm having a hard time understanding how you're admitting this and still making your earlier argument. As you yourself acknowledge, many of the bad people doing things in the name of religion are just using religion as a shield for their underlying bad desires. Thus, it stands to reason that even in a world without religion, those same bad things would happen. Given that, it makes no sense to blame religion for those bad things.Of course crap would happened without religion - of course it would. But you cannot deny that people all too often *use* religion as support, a reason, an excuse and as their 'purpose' far too often - even if it's just a bunch of bull**** to them, personally.