The point remains, though, that religions have their share of brutal and/or stupid policies. Look at the catholic church:
"Following the U.S. Civil War, the papacy continued to defend
of slavery, even when it had fallen into disfavor most everywhere else.
The papacy also continued the practice of creating castratos (boys castrated
before puberty to keep their singing voices high-pitched) for their own
entertainment, long after it had fallen in disfavor throughout Italy.
Neither is Catholicism alone in being responsible for such atrocity..."
Christianity has Pagan DNA