What can we say about this
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.