Many here might look at this and say "That's why I am agnostic/atheist" or whatever. But I don't think this would actually change anyone's mind. This does demonstrate why religion is bad. I'm always told by believers that without religion or the fear of hell everyone would behave badly. Obviously, as is the case here, sometimes religion is the vehicle that people use to do bad things. What do you think?
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Believing that this demonstrates why religion is bad is not scientific thinking. All this demonstrates is that people who consider themselves religious are as capable as any other human of doing bad things. It’s exactly and precisely the same as a Christian claiming that a person who committed a crime did so because he was not a Christian. We wouldn’t believe that would we?
Also, the NCF is not a religious institution. It’s just a non-profit corporation, one of the founders of which happens to claim he is a Christian, all the while living a very un-christ-like life.
Otherizing is when we compare the worst examples of the out-group to the best examples of our in-group, and then claim that demonstrates the badness of the out-group. Many people who self-identify as “religious” play that same game. It just makes “us” and “them” identical if we do it too.