Did I somewhere deny that bad things have happened in the absence of religion? Please point out to me where exactly I misrepresented the world as a perfect and altruistic place without religion. There are still wicked people abound, always have been, but I happen to agree with Steven Weinberg.
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evilthat takes religion. "
(again I'm out for the night, for real this time) Though I'd like to point out that you ALSO failed to answer the OP and instead would rather complain about me pointing out that very fact. I invite you to actually join the discussion while I'm gone.