''Religion is the Opium of the people'' said Karl Marx.
Nobody can doubt the power of Religion. Its a force which has driven so many momentous events. All the way down through history. When its good it can be a force for good deeds and good behaviours. But when it goes bad, all hell breaks loose ; crusades, magdelene laundries, suicide bombers, genocide, censorship, terrorism and bad fashion choices. When a restaurant fails the hygiene standards it gets shut down. Why not have a zero to five star rating for religious businesses. Tell the public that a poorly starred church/mosque/temple/cult has been deemed to be dodgy and doesnt deserve financial contributions or even the time of day.
Currently we have regulators for the food industry, banking (allegedly), hotels, schools, airlines, taxi's etc. Why not religion ? What do you think ? Yes 'regulate it' for the common good , or no 'i am free to worship whatever looney i wish, its my God-given right'.
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