I think it would be great if religion had less impact in the world. I say this as an evangelical christian. Faith is good, faith means something. Religion is just about rules and making yourself look better. It's totally empty. I think empty religion gets in the way of true faith.
i'm not sure what you mean by that. one can act lovingly and treat human life as something sacred without believing in a god. i've known many agnostics and atheists and they're just as loving as any religious people i know.
I think if you need to believe in god to care about other people, there's something wrong with you.
I'm gonna love people whether I decide I believe in a god or not. What.the.hell.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
It would be better imo if everyone accepted that everyone does and must act as if there is a God regardless of whether they claim there is a God or not. All known facts are based on unprovable beliefs.
I'd prefer everyone to be an atheist over everyone being a theist. However, I know a lot of people who do a lot of good things in the spirit of religion. I wonder if those same people would still go out and help the poor and hungry if they lost that reason. I also wonder how many people would be able to keep themselves in check if they didn't have the fear of God hanging over their heads.
I got my smile from the sunshine,
I got my tears from the rain.
I learned to dance when I saw a tiger prance,
And a peacock taught me to be vain.
A little owl in a tree so high,
He taught me how to wink my eye.
I learned to bill and coo from a turtledove,
And a grizzly bear taught me how to hug.
But the guy that lived two caves from me,
He taught me how to love.