Religion is one of the most destructive forces known to man, and you generally don’t have to look very far to see it proven.
Look no further than India, where over 100 people have suffered injuries after taking part in a ‘stone-throwing festival’.
They were taking part in an annual festival of blood known as Bagwal, which is held to worship the deity known as Barahi Devi.
In the past, human sacrifice used to be carried out to appease Barahi Devi, who is pleased by blood. In contemporary times, however, they have used the stone-throwing festival as a way to shed blood for the deity without indulging in human sacrifice.
At this year’s festival, huge crowds turned up to lob stones at each other and in the end, over 100 people were injured.
How about not appeasing the deity who loves blood altogether? Religion is the only socially acceptable phenomenon which encourages people to act in such daft ways.
Watch video of the festival below…