This story out of Oklahoma just reinforces why I stay outspoken about religion.
I just read that a couple from El Reno, Oklahoma locked their 6-year-old in a closet and beat him because they claim that he was possessed by a demon.
Whether they truly believe that a demon has possessed their child or not doesn't matter at all in this case. Why?
Consider this... If these two sorry excuses for parents actually believe what they claim, then religion is at fault because it continues to teach people that evil spirits are real. If they don't believe in demons, then religion is STILL at fault because it has provided the outlet in our society for sick and twisted individuals like this to commit atrocity.