Thanks Charles for your comments that religions amount to being governments.
Indeed, many European countries are currently being overrun with unwanted religious cults---- like the Muslim religion. The latter really does amount to being a government of its own (as they control people for their own ends), a 'country' that is parasitic within the host nation, a new culture appearing within, although anathema to, an existing culture.
Sorry but I cannot expand on this [I've so much deadline work to get back to writing], but I urge you to continue by starting a new thread, about say the dangers posed by religions that unashamedly govern gullible people, and serve as 'governments' of their own.
Hello Charles, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are fictional and religion is a great fraud used to control vulnerable superstitious people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.