It is obvious , now more than ever, that Karl Marx was correct in at least one sense...."Religion is the Opiate of the Masses".
Religion is being used more and more to define the "reality" of the world we live in. Only one problem.......religion is almost wholly based on unknowns....therefore is unreal. Through the use of tales, personal anecdotes, and outright fiction, those in power continue to control the masses through fear and misinformation.
Killing violence and mayhem in the name of religion is just plain wrong. Anyone who supports this idea has no idea what the true purpose of belief in a higher power means.
Religion is meant to be personal. Keep it that way. It is all unproven.