well, you know, that is the thing.
people have all these impressions of religion, created by media, gossip, rumor, news stories sold to the public.
but the reality of religion is very very different.
And these lectures are really unbiased. Presented by college professors who are not from religious universities....it is really a secular view of religion.
And even in that, you start to get the impression that while religion is not one big Hallmark card...it also isn't just the Inquisition, the religious wars, sex scandals and the corruptions.
The fact of the matter is that what religion really has been, over the course of millenia, in the lives of millions, is a strong moral code that has produced, literally, billions of acts of kindness and charity. And the percentage of corruption is no greater than in any other human institution. Maybe no less, but no greater.
Is it the fault of the non-profit charity world that some CEO's have used the position for personal gain?
Is if the fault of religion, that some have used it as a scam to secure power for themselves?
Corrupt people are always looked to hide themselves as sheep, so that they can take advantage of others.
That is not the fault of the institution, but of the 1 or 2% of evil folks that are always out there looking to score some money or power.