Religious believers don't approve when their religion is blamed for violence committed by other believers in the name of their religion. That's understandable, but it's not a position that's easy to defend. If religion can't be held even a bit responsible for the violence done in its name, how can it be held at all responsible for any of the good done in its name?
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It's important to hold religions accountable for what their followers do because that's the only way religions will ever improve. Letting them get away with persecution and murder ensures that they will continue to use those tools to advance their agenda. Holding them accountable and castigating them for their crimes may force evolution and change.
Should religions be blamed because they teach hate and their adherents then act unlawfully? Of course.
As the Ku klux Klan was put essentially out of business by being purveyours of hate and responsible for their members actions, the Catholic Church has imbued hate in their members by blaming every generation of Jews for killing Jesus.
Don't we remember in the 1950's Catholic School boys attacking local Jewish kids and screaming "Christ Killers".
This is the age old "We are great and moral, but we need a scapegoat in case we get criticized." And the Nazis emulated the Catholic Church and formed the same type of pyramid organization.
The Catholic Church seems to have changed their rhetoric about Jews, apparantly not because they have had a moral insight, but because in todays world, they can be held responsible for their members actions in a hate crime, and this means money.
And by the way, according to the bible, the Jews did not kill the Jesus figure; it was done by Romans, but actually God killed Jesus, because "he gave his only son". But it would be incovenient for the Catholic Church to blame Italians for killing the Jesus figure, and really hard to Condemn their God for committing suicide.
Some religions are probably beyond improvement, but most that exist today have improved, that's why they are still around -- they've had to change with the times. If they still have the capability of changing and improving, then they will be around a while longer. Unfortunately, they will probably do quite a bit of damage to everyone around them in the process.