you really have to be ignorant to believe religion is the cause of all the worlds problems. When you see religious extremists like "muslim" terrorists and the west boroa Baptist "Christians" You have to realize that these people are not doing their religion right, they are failing it's fundamental commandments. To truly understand a religion you need to jugde it by it's teaching and the people who are doing it RIGHT. When a religion is done right(a religion that teaches good morals at least and not say Satanism XD) it is the greatest source of good in the world, when the power of religion is abused it can bring nothing but evil.
That and feel like atheism or strong atheism as it were(the ones who insist there is no god, gods, or God and no morality or heaven or nirvana), has turned into a religion more so than any other on the planet. it teaches no moral, but it insists you mock others. it gives not dogmas or doctrines except that you must ridicule all doctrine. it's highly ironic to me that the ones who hate religion are the most religious people I can think of.
As for me I like where I am religiously. I like being a part of the same group as Tolkien, sitting bull, scott Hahn, gregor mendel and the new pope. We have snazzy buildings and amazing literature and scientists. yea me
all religions are defiantly not the same. there is a huge difference between paganism and Christianity and Buddhism and Islam. They can't all be right and they offer wildly different ideas about what comes after death.
I've even heard it argued that man fearing death might not come from being afraid of merely dying (of course we all fear dying painfully, but that's fear of pain not death) if nothing happens after you die then there is no pain afterwards and you don't have to justify what you did in your lifetime, so you should not fear death at all. However, since man does naturally fear death, it could be argued that he is afraid of there BEING an afterlife. now he has to justify what he does and he now has to deal with the possibility of repercussions for those actions. I have to admit someone was defiantly thinking when they thought of that argument. I wish I knew who first thought of it, since they probably have many other well thought out theological arguments that I would love to read.