With trees disappearing rapidly in the Indian state of Bihar, artists there are attempting to defend their crumbling ecosystem by painting pictures of Hindu deities on trees. The painters hope that the deeply-religious locals will fear the wrath of the deities if they cut down more trees and thus save the trees.
Heck, I guess you don’t have to believe in religion to use it, like others, to manipulate people.
Question to readers: What do you think? Would a similar strategy work in Christian countries? Would strategies like this encourage religious superstition? Did you enjoy my graphics?