If this was a case of somebody on psychedelics the religious nuts would be having a field day, z0mg drugs are bad mmmkay.
So i gotta take the other side of the fence when stuff like this happens!
Obviously Jesus wants you to self-mutilate yourself, as all people sin through viewing, as this is known as lust.
You can't ban religion. It's an idea. Plus, I highly doubt that religion was the actual reason that this man tore out his own eyes. Voices told him to do it? That sounds an awful lot like mental illness to me, and severe mental illness at that. Though he might believe that angels or demons told him to do it, the voices themselves resulted from some condition he probably has.
I was only playing devil's advocate, no pun intended...
And of course an organized government could ban organized religion; if they can ban drugs, they can for sure ban religion, as religion is the 'opiate of the people'.
And yes, this man has needed some help long before this act happened. He just probably was a shy/quiet man and nobody really noticed anything until he committed this act.
Religion doesn't turn people into crazy lunatics, just as drugs don't turn people into crazy lunatics. The craziness was already there, and the religion/ the drug helped push them to where they would have gone already.