Religion has always been used by evil men (and some times women) to inflict evil upon the world. The evil enacted is always either by design or by consequence. The latter generally has two causes: the person engaged in evil believes he is doing good, godly works, or another person or groups of people take the result of someone's good works and builds upon those works with evil acts. A specific example I can readily think of is Islam: when Mohammed founded his religion, he taught liberal reforms such as equality for females and tolerance for infidels. One problem, though: he was illiterate. When the Koran / Qur’an / Alcoran was written by his followers, Mohammed's teachings were drastically altered. Slavery of women became law; infidels were taken hostage and, upon threat of death, ordered to convert; women who did not sexually submit to their owners could be beaten, with the authority of law.

"So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret what Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High Exalted, Great."
--- Surah IV, verse 34

These, and many other "Satanic Verses" may be found in the Koran. The very book that says to convert infidels using force and the promise of death also says not to ("Let there be no compulsion in religion" -- Qur'an 2:256).

So, too, can the same be said about Jesus of Nazareth (if he existed at all), and his teachings (the fact that everything Jesus is said to have said predates him and is not original with him, I won't go into here). The reprobate Saul of Tarsus took what Jesus is said to have said, twisted them around demonically, and created Christianity with the results. The policy of hatred and the demonification of females within Christianity is one result (though females were demonized long before Saul was born).

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