Link Now, I can hear the responses: "Badandy, incidents like these are isolated cases where some religious people clearly went too far. Actions like these aren't indicative of the whole religious population." I know, I know, I understand where you're coming from. But this story really exemplifies, to me, why religion is so dangerous. It causes people to ignore the realities of the world. While cases like this don't happen all that often, I feel people act in similar ways in admittedly less sensationalistic situations. Instead of looking at what we've discovered about how the natural world works, how society works, and how human beings should be treated, the religious fall back on unverified and often suspect rationale to solve problems or form judgements in ways that are at best naive but well intentioned and, at worst, bigoted and hateful. So I ask you, is religion all that harmless now? We have all discussed the stifling of scientific advancements in the past, but how dangerous is thought that relies on dogma but ignores either human nature or problems humans have solved through our advancement in technology and medicine?