Originally Posted by Miles T
However, extend your logic and I suspect you'll get inconsistent positions. Do you think everybody should be allowed to own nuclear weapons? No? Well, it's a similar situation here, just on a scale with less sudden detrimental implications: in practice, those who believe such 'shit' attempt to convert others and let their delusions influence their actions. In practice, if everybody owned nuclear weapons, some would be misused.
One needs only to look at how religion has affected humanity thus far to see the impracticality of condoning it.
You're absolutely right, it will be 'misused'. I never said otherwise.
On the flip side, should video games and violent television be banned because there are idiots that will try to imitate that shit and/or can't differentiate between fantasy and reality? Would you blame TV/Music/Books/etc. themselves for a person's actions? See where I'm going with this?
Stupid people are always going to do stupid things. You can make up almost any reason to take the blame off them and on something else, but in the end it's always going to boil down to "A lot of people are just fucking stupid."