With few exceptions, most faith groups have a positive influence
on their members.
Some religions and their followers have committed
terrible atrocities against women and
Honest doubt helps prevent many religious injustices. Those who
were most certain of their faith were the ones who stoned the
All, or almost all, theistic religions are "bottom-up" faiths.
That is, their beliefs, practices and holy books are the creation of
humans trying to comprehend the deity or deities that they have
Few, if any, of the theistic religions are "top-down" faiths.
That is, their beliefs, practices and holy books represent
revelation from God to humanity.