I don't think religion is ALL bad, but when you watch something like this, one sees how easily it is for these things to turn bad. Poverty, ignorance, corruption, charlatans, false prophets, selfishness, and culture come together to form a toxic stew of religious sadism akin to the Spanish Inquisition. Worse in some ways as these abuses are visited upon the very young. Westerners continue to bring their version of religion to these countries with the hopes that they will somehow quit doing things like in the video above, yet it seems to have done little to stave off the mixing of religion and superstition.
This is a personal, but secret, blog archiving my deconversion from a Christian to a non-believer.