I don’t oppose religion at a personal level. Do you want to believe those stories? Go ahead! Do you want to believe in angels and Santa Claus, and the tooth fairy? Its your own business and I have nothing to do with it.
My problem is with organized religion: The business of religion.
And when someone says “Oh, why do you care? Religion just brings comfort to people, it doesn’t do anything bad.”… Really? Nothing bad? I can think of just a few things from the top of my head, like:
Opposing vaccination, Ignoring and opposing medicine, stopping stem cell research in USA for 8 years, supplying the ideological background for most wars, the Crusades, the Inquisition, denying women control over their reproductive life, modern Terrorism, burning of books, arranged marriages to minors, blowing up girl schools, throwing acid at girls faces, suppression of women, persecution of homosexuals, denying human rights to minorities, ethnic cleansing, genocides, honor rapes, human sacrifices, mass suicides, suicide bombings, condoning slavery, supporting nazism for years, general contempt for non believers, spreading ignorance, forced conversion of indigenous people, combating science at every turn, silencing those that spoke up against dogma, xenophobia, repression of education, and of course the systematic fucking of children.