I'm just as atheist as the next guy/gal. I recognize and understand the many...many harmful aspects religion has done (and will continue to do). I wish I could just wave my magic wand and heal this delusion (religion) that the human species has developed.
My question....if you could wave a magic wand and erase religion.... do you think the that the world would be a better place? The same? Worst? That is to say, since religion is created by humans, all the harm and ill will that comes from religion actually comes from humans. Take away religion - you still have humans.
Instead of going to war over religion, humans go to war over politics, territory, rights, resources, energy, tradition, racism, class, etc. To say life on earth without religion would be better - isn't that giving the human species to much credit? Would we better people - but this thing called religion alone has messed it up? As most of you know, South Park illustrated this in their episode "Go Go God". I think they did an excellent job