Well done Guest.
Just how many of us think we are the cause of your concerns. Perhaps I am, and so I'll try to expand a little but say first there are dangers in this very limited form of communication that a "thread" offers. So some of us, me probably, needs to think harder before posting.
By religous I only meant that when I view the whole word it seems to me that "belief" sometimes seem to skew events to an incredible degree, way beyond what commonsense can possibly tell us to be true. My problem is that that each religion seems to hold its tenets or truism's to the same degree, and somehow this seems to be at the long term cost of those "sinners" who are the one's who are truly in need.
There are those religous people who I know do a lot of good and then there are, it seems to me, those who are more intersested in preserving the power-base of a said religion and will use any evotive issue to ride the cause.