Yes, the religion is the only costly endevear that doesn't pay for itself - money gets goods, greed runs economies, women give sex, territorialism gives some safety - Religion does nothing that is greater than its harms. Why? Because most of the previous uses of religion have been replaced - religion for socialization [Mass media], explainations [Science], treatment [medicine], applications [psychology] and guidance [philosophy]. Religion has truely become a relic, a dying zombie clutching onto anything that can help it survive for a little more before the belief in supernatural inevitably collapses in a progressing and develped post-capitalist/future society - this is why religions seems to be escalating, with fundamentalists and extremists having the second largest expansion in numbers [toped only by non-belief] in the last decade. This is also why it is becoming the single most unneccesary object potentially harmful. Other of the failing of human civilisation have two important features that religions dont - they have practicle uses and they are open to deliberation and compromise - this is why religion needs to recede, atleast into moderation.