I don't think religion wll ever go away. There will always be people who are content to let others do the thinking for them. At the top levels there are people who actually do think for themselves, and then they advocate that their way of thinking is the right one. You know, come to think of it, many religions are like pyramid schemes... If you get in early (i.e. the middle ages) you can make something of yourself. Those who get in late in the game just sorta feed the early birds and the few who are lucky/charismatic/persistant enough to rise up to the top nowadays.
Originally posted by HybridM
Indeed, many of the wars in the world revolve around religion. That's why I'm a proud atheist. Religion is very old and it is showing its age a bit these days. Religion was perfect for the dark ages when people didn't like to think for themselves and died at the age of twenty, I'm not sure how much longer religion will last, maybe a 100 - 150 years or so. The clock is ticking Jesus.