Child beaters are sick fucks and should go to jail. We all agree on that.
People who use religion to justify child beating, murder, etc are sick fucks and should go to jail. We all agree on that.
People use religion to justify being sick fucks ergo religion is evil. That is where we disagree.
There was a time that I used to think organized religions were evil because there is a lot of evil that is done in God's name. But one day I realized that they are actually made up of a lot of good people who use the tenets of their religion for good and that making generalizations about 'religion is evil' does them a disservice. When people go out an feed the homeless, help them with jobs, give diapers, clothes, and support to pregnant women, or take in people running from abusive spouses in the name of their God, should we disparage them and their efforts to make the world a better place? Do we lump those people in with the murderers because some asshole has decided to use their God's name to justify horrific things? Or do we place the blame on the asshole?