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“Civilisations where religion hasn’t had a major presence are still moral. “

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Well, civilisations where religion did have a major presence were still often immoral, often because of that religion. It could be argued that religion is the cause of many historical issues - suppressing knowledge by killing anti-christian-doctrine scientists (Galileo), the burning of followers of other religions at the stake, and even nowadays the church is problematic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRcYaAYWg4

I'd say that religion does give people an impetus to follow certain 'moral' rules, such as 'do not lie', 'do not steal', 'do not kill'. But even in religious societies, these things still happen. Whether or not to be moral depends on the people themselves, and saying they must be threatened with a supernatural burning eternity in hell to keep them in line is demeaning. This is not needed for people to lead morally righteous lives, simply a good education in morality and ethics.
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