Attacks on religions are rarely based on facts. They are the most alarming lies that can be foisted off on those who react emotionally without ever thinking it through. Tell an intelligent man that those people over there are slaughtering babies and he will go look and find out for himself.
Those of my generation recall the stories we were told that got us hooked on cigarettes. One-minute commercials told women they’d “come a long way baby,” and they deserved the same rights as men. (The primary withheld right apparently being the right to die an early death.) Men were shown one-minute stories about lone cowboys, riding the range, and lighting up a Marlboro—something manly men just do. The power of story led, at least in part, to millions of men and women’s lives being cut short.