Throughout history there have been religious wars after religious wars. The religious abuse does not make sense. And it does not make sense for religious people to justify their abusive behavior. The U.S. Constitution gives religions freedom, yet just like our government they are twisting their right to commit crimes and sins, religiously speaking. Again the LDS Church is a shining example of evil having interfered in the California elections concerning treating LGBT's as equals (the real fight should have been with the government to secure marriages to religions exclusively), then the LDS Church interfered with the Colorado Baker who wanted to discriminate his services, then the LDS Church is now interfering with a UT State Bill to punish victims of abuse who attempt to record such abuse on their phone. And when the FLDS Church blew up with the arrest of FLDS Leader Warren Jeffs, the Judge asked the Mormon Church if they could help house and care for the rescued victims from that Church - The LDS Church flat out refused, yet in recent years have been helping foreign refugees into our Nation, helping them with a home, a job at Deseret Industries, so they could get job training, and give them food assistance. Do you see the hypocrisy? And the LDS Church did not send even a token of relief aid to Southeast Asia devastated by a Monsoon at the same exact time Texas was hit by a Hurricane, to whom the LDS Church did send aid to.
And yet when I point out or expose these corruptions of my own Church, my own Church attacks me as being the abusive one, who needs to conform to their corruption or be shunned. I just don't get it. I guess that's what the ancient prophets meant by the "blindness" and the "hardened hearts" of the people, but to see it so widespread and so extreme is very very disturbing.