Is religion a shroud for people to commit evil or immoral acts but then use their faith (and the fact that they actively exercise their faith) to comfort themselves in believing it is ok? I would like to ask this question. This applies to all religions. Here are some examples: 1) A suicide bomber blows up themselves and a number of people e.g. Iraq, Israel, pakistan 2) A person who prays on a regular basis but is happy to claim the unemployment benefit while having a regular income (e.g. Taxi etc) 3) A father who marries off his daughter when they find out there might be someone else. I ask the last question because it is relevant to me. If you look at my other thread you will see why i am asking this question. How is number 3 different from people selling off slaves in sexual slavery? Is it not also something against a person's will? How can someone use their faith and their beliefs to justify an evil act such as this? This happens everywhere i know, especially in Islam but i would like to pose this question here as well and I would like some honest answers.