I agree that believing in God is not what made the NJ rabbis launder money, or makes a Catholic priest rape an alter boy. But it is what makes a Jehovah's Witness deny a life-saving blood transfusion for their kids. It is what makes some uneducated people decide to homeschool their kids, and doom them to a life of minimum wage ignorance. It is what makes people treat their fellow man intolerantly, and demand that followers of other faiths (or no faith) or people who are gay or of a minority ethnic group or whatever, should be treated as "less than" the dominant religious group. It is what led Crusaders and Jihadists, and what had the Catholics and Protestants (both groups of Christians themselves!) to kill each other for 700 years in Ireland. It is what led David Koresh and the Branch Davidians to hold a standoff with US federal agents.