The main problem with following your gut over logic is that the world has a lot of dumb, gullible, and just down right insane. This becomes an even bigger problem when you get them in a room together once a week and pray to a "God" who discriminates against homosexuals, women, and even has you kill others for not believing in "God". These events happen all around the world and when these religions of peace start killing innocent civilians others decide to leave the country and hope to seek refuge in others parts of the world. A recent event that has come with much controversy is our Presidents order to currently put a holt to Syrian refugees seeking refuge in America that was passed in 2017.
The normal politically correct conformist would argue that it is necessary for the US to let in Syrian refugees enter. However, some can also argue saying that knowing muslums extremist points of views it might be dangerous to let them enter the states at the current moment. With fears of another Boston Bombing that happened back in 2013 and the recent San Bernardino massacre in 2015 that left 14 people dead was a former jihadist. The question isn't how long society will take to learn how counter these acts of terrorism yet learn that religion in general is killing this nation slowly with people from all sorts of religions from priest being accused of child molestation year after year reported on LA TIMES yet for Thoreau this was the obvious choice and religion is always right.