Don't be so close minded There's no doubt that religion has proven to be a sore on society, but you need to consider the positives. Religion starts as a way of embracing philosophical questions. Jesus taught to love thy neighbor, make Earth as it is in Heaven. The concept of heaven, would mean a Utopia on our planet. A Utopia would maintain the happiness of every human on Earth. I'm sure we can all agree that we all want to be happy. Jesus was simply a philosopher, not a prophet. Most of the Bible is bogus, but there still remains valuable teachings of philosophy and a way of life within it. Most of the Bible was changed to conform to how Emperor's and Kings wanted the people to conform. It became a way to enforce fear into someone for not worshiping a false God. Jesus did not make Christianity, people bastardized his teachings and made them into something terrible. Atheism should not be the only accepted belief, it's a close minded way of thinking.