I also think that if religion didn’t exist, people would continue to be judgmental and they would continue to find “higher reasons”—if not religion, then something else—on which to base their judgments. I think this because it seems to be the nature of the majority of human beings. Would the world be better without religion? I don’t know. I only know that currently many problems appear to be based on religion. Whether there are deeper underlying issues, I don’t know. For example, the so-called Christian world is currently the richest and most powerful on earth. It stands to reason that the next most powerful segments of humanity, be they Communist-minded or Muslim or whatever, feel high levels of jealousy. Out of jealousy we know can arise all kinds of problems from sibling rivalry to marital divorce to military conflict.
Many of us believe a more equal distribution of the world’s wealth and resources would solve a great many of the world’s problems. Religion, I think, is a neutral factor for that line of thought. To me it makes more sense than ridding the world of religion.