"Religion is the opiate of the masses."
"Religion never did anything good for the people who died resisting its takeover."
Seriously. Stop carrying around outdated ideas. Make some room in that brain for more useful ideas.
Since Christianity is currently one of the world’s most popular religions, I’ll slant this blog post towards Christianity’s ubiquitous failings. However, you’ll find that most of these points apply equally well to other major religions (yes, even Buddhism).