Christian hypocrisy as a means of forwarding a political agenda
Here's a good reason why I rail against the ignorance of religion. You get someone in power who indignantly claims the opposition is working counter to the belief du jour, and the sheep eat it up. Case in point-- Republicans who complain that working through their winter break "disrespects" Christianity. Okay, so are they going to make it economically feasible for the working poor to take that time off too? No...they just think it's wrong for them to work during that time.
Stephen Colbert shred their hypocritical idiocy far better than I can.