Everyone has their vices, their naughty indulgences, their escape from life. I have mine.....I enjoy a few Peroni and / or Jose Cuervo at the end of the day although, thank God, I don't resort to religion.
Alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling and pornography are all restricted, usually by age or, in the case of drugs, by prescription.
Yet, what restrictions do we have on people indulging in religion? Zilch.
Alcohol, smoking, drugs, pornography and religion are all ok in small doses but when any of these vices become habitual or over-indulgent, we have problems.
In the case of religion, subjects who over-indulge become deluded and anti-social. Also, many of the morbid threats and morbid messages preached in religion can be very dangerous to the mental and physical health of some people; in particular, impressionable children.
So, should we not at least restrict the preaching of religion to over 18-year-olds?