It is a true statement that Religion can pervert and ignore the UMC.
(Fixed it for you...)
The basis of your position seems to me to be that religion in general does more harm than good. I would argue the opposite to be true, within certain bounds. Those bounds being Christianity and Judaism, with some nods towards Buddhism and Hinduism.
Outside the frameworks provided in these religions, men are found wandering into viciousness far more often than within.
While your good doctor's intentions are noble, the concept of expecting everyone to follow his lead instead of a Higher Power is funny.