Religion was once a useful tool of control when ancient peoples lacked effective law enforcement. They relied on threats of punishment in the hereafter when they lacked effective surveillance or other means of tracking and investigating criminals. They also used religion to act as a safety net. Worshiping supernatural gods made them feel like they had power over the unpredictable natural world. Ancient dictators could also use religion as an effective means of control by convincing the population that they had the support of powerful paranormal forces. It was also a tool for encouraging moral behaviour. The science of the ancients was religion.
Nowadays, We have effective laws enforcement, Sufficient philosophical and metaphysical reasons to be kind to other people, And ways of understanding the natural world without the supernatural. Religion today is a convenient excuse for dictators, Bigots, And ignorant populace. I'm NOT saying that all religious people are stupid or evil, But religion is a tool that is easily exploitable by the former (bigots and dictators). Religion CAN be used for good. But, Unfortunately, It’s often not.
God is dead.
And we have outlived him.
There are theocratic governments right now. And then to save face you will say yes they exist but they have no place in the "modern" world.
You just insulted many nations and groups of people by not calling them modern. India is modernized yet it retains its religious root.
Japan is modern but it still holds on to its religious beliefs. Even in American the shadow of Christianity there. Jewish people arabpeople still practice their customs.
Many of those people drive cars have college degrees. Yet you do not consider them modern.
I am going to call you rude, And racist, And you probably listen to podcasts or read some atheist books and believe that all religious people are inferior. You work at a some meaningless job and you try to insult other people to feel less bad about yourself.
If you do the research, You'll be surprised to find that 84% of the world is religious, And a mere 16% of the world's population isn't religiously affiliated in any way. The numbers don't lie. I see where you're coming from, But your claim doesn't have any validity whatsoever. The truth of the matter is, Almost everyone on the planet is religious in some way, Shape or form, As religion is very important in our lives, As it tells a large part of who we are.
Religion is very important in our lives and its the faith and belief we have in our own lord and now in our modern world, We are neglecting our religion and starting not to care about it. Many idols are dressing up as the lookalike of our lord and maybe the pastors which I find it quite disrespectful to do so. It is important to respect each and others religion.
Religions are still part of the modern world! Everyone should believe in God, The Buddha and Jesus! People that work in many jobs(including hospitality and tourism) should believe in God if they were baptized as Christian(Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran or Evangelist. ) I'm against irreligious laws and rules and governments, Etc. ! God is perpetually deathless and not dead!