This week we have seen another terrorist attack committed in the name of religion, specifically Islam. In recent months we have seen other terrorist attacks in the name of Islam by ISIS. In the USA, we have seen bombings and attacks on abortion clinics in the name of Christianity. Murder in the name of religion is still very common today as it has always been. And yet many still believe it is a good idea to believe in a supernatural, imaginary friend.
In America, you can see a Republican Party enslaved to the Christian Right who wish to basically discriminate against gays, refuse women their choice of what to do with their bodies and to almost start a cold holy war with Islam. In 13 Islamic countries, homosexuality is a crime and in some cases like Saudi Arabia, it is punishable by death. This is the same in many Christian country such as Uganda and many other nations.
Noticeable where religion has such a strangle hold on government and societal consciousness, then LGBT, women and certain minorities are discriminated against because the all loving imaginary friends commands it (because he is so friendly).
In Europe, where secular, liberal democracies are mostly the norm, these issues are not the case because religion is not a commanding presence and where it is in for example Russia with the Orthodox Church, that country is going backwards with its ridiculous gay propaganda law.
Religion is a poison on the mindset of humanity and it should be resisted for the protection of women and other minorities like LGBT people.