Religion is like many other quack beliefs except that there was a random mutation that allowed it to spread and become dominant in the population. These mutations allowed for indoctrination, proselytizing, promises of eternal bliss, threats of eternal torment, group think, indoctrination (oh, did I say that already?), and many other techniques that lead to a resounding success.
However, religion has met it's superior. Critical thinking. Science. Skepticism. These are techniques, borne out of random mutations, that will displace religion and dominate the population. Why? Because they exceed religion in every way. They work, improve our lives, solve problems, empower us, they work (oh, did I say that already?).
I wish I could see the day that religion is looked upon by most humans as the silly superstition that it is. I won't see that day in my lifetime. But I can help further this dream towards fruition in hopes that humans won't have to endure religion's shackles longer than it needs to. It's been long enough.