So, why do some people have such a profound hate for religion? I really don't understand it. It helps out culture in many ways, and hurts little. Let's take a look.
The big pros of it are that it instills morals and goodwill and provides mental security/piece of mind, and what exactly are the cons? I often hear the argument that "It's holding us back!" which isn't true at all. I'm a Christian and I'd love to know what is smaller than a Quark and I'd love to colonize on far away planets. That doesn't mean we should stop looking for the secret behind out creation either, we'll never know for sure until we look. Another argument is that it promotes hostility towards other religions, which is a misguided myth. In Christianity, God and Jesus would look at "sinners" (followers of the a different faith or gays) with forgiveness and ideally their followers should too. So faiths have no trouble coexisting in this religion based society.
So tell me, why?
There are more religions than Christianity you know, and even Buddhists and Hindus did not get along. Not all atheists hate religion, im atheist and i think Buddhism, Wiccanism, Paganism are awesome.
Another argument is that it promotes hostility towards other religions, which is a misguided myth.
this also is not true, as not all religous members are accepting and friendly toward people with other faiths. Its a misconception that all Christians are nice and friendly, because they have harrassed, injured, and murdered people of different belief systems (not always other religions)
And also, if God and Jesus look upon "sinners" with forgiveness, why do "they" punish those who do not join "them" with eternal damnation