I define Religion/Theism as being the belief in prophecy, that the creator of the universe communicates particular ideas to specific human beings.
Since Atheist agree that though there is no evidence of a god, a god may exist, and once pressed, most religious people will admit to having some doubt pertaining their strongly held religious convictions, we are essentially all agnostic. The only distinction between us is that religious people believe that strange occurrences are God signaling them to accept the words of a particular prophet, while the rest of us understand that in a world governed by chance, coincidences will occur.
RELIGION IS FALSE
Since all societies throughout recorded history have practiced some form of religion and the teachings of most religions are incompatible with each other, we know that most humans practice a false religion, the feeling in our heart that our particular religion is the one true one, is not credible.
It is an insult to the supreme nature of the atom’s majesty, and the wonder that is consciousness, to attribute its design to the same entity who wrote a book giving a particular human a particular piece of a particular planet, or to accept that at times physics is suspended to accommodate particular humans.
RELIGION IS BAD
Teaching a child to be confident about the existence of things they can not observe, compromises their ability to think critically.
Many religions are taught to be in conflict with science like the origin of the universe, origin of species and the probability that our ecosystem is our fragile essence.
Human conflicts are exacerbated by religion.
Religion destroys our faith in humanity by teaching that without God we would be savages and world peace requires a supernatural redemption. Focusing on a world to come, believing that for serenity God provides the afterlife, compromises our conviction to improve the conditions of this life. Society’s ills are of our own design, and can be cured only by us.