The problem there, Kurgan, is then deciding which religious reasons take precedence. Position A regarding Topic X might be a no-brainer for "this group", but might be absurd for "this other group".
Now that I've pointed this out, how do you suggest we get around this? If you think sitting down with facts and objectively arguing viewpoints is the answer, then you probably agree with the point Kipper was trying to make. If you think a nose-count is the best answer, then you've done nothing more than agree to let the most popular/sizable group make all the decisions for everyone else. I won't presume to speak for you, but I'm certainly not okay with that.
I look forward to reading your response.