I am hesitant about ever mentioning anything about religion for many reasons.. including:
the bible is loaded with ambiguities, and contradictions;
who the various books are directed at is often not clear, and when it is clear, ignored;
the "Old" testament focuses on Israel, and that nobody is worthy, and lots of sacrifices;
the "New" testament basically says that while nobody is worthy.. they are automatically redeemed if they accept Jesus as their savior (which directly contradicts the 10 commandments);
the "New" testament abolishes the concept of sacrifices for sins, by having the sacrifice of Jesus pay for all your sins - except that you are supposed to sorta tithe 10% of your income or otherwise give your money to the church... (hmm..);
since NOBODY gets their ticket to heaven unless they accept Jesus.. that means that nobody who lived before Jesus goes to heaven (including all the characters in the Old Testament such as Moses);
what is the point of anybody following the edicts of the Old Testament if there is no benefit to doing so? nobody comes out a "winner" in the Old Testament;
what is fact, what is fiction, and what is to be taken literally is unclear throughout the bible;
My point is.. people need to stop justifying and condemning things based upon the bible. One could say that the bible is a useful tool for teaching morality.. I would dispute that! I would suggest that people turn their brains on, and use their common sense BUT obviously that doesn't work either, because at least half the population is a load of assholes. The assholes - such as Hillary.. consider the other half of the population to be "deplorables", etc.
Millions of people spend their lifetimes wrapped up in religious mumbo jumbo... but to what end? For instance.. in the USA, the most prominent evangelist is currently Joel Osteen. Joel has an answer for everything. His wife is a harpy bitch. Joel had no interest in following in his daddy's footsteps of being an evangelist until he found a way to monetize it.
Here's a fact: Joel Osteen is worth $40 million, and one of his houses is worth $10.5 million. Here is a picture of his humble little home... why would anybody donate money to this man's ministry?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Osteenhttps://www.google.com/search?q=joel+osteen+house&tbm=isch&source=iu&pf=m&ictx=1&fir=Yhu0-KGwZIAS0M%253A%252CXapS7r2jIaKSRM%252C_&usg=__xdemC4aKTQZWxZGkxDK5dXcp-oc%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH6sbDhuTWAhUB7CYKHY9KAYsQ9QEIKjAA#imgrc=Yhu0-KGwZIAS0M: