The majority of the people say there are this many religions and we follow the religion of that particular god but it is very rare to find people who admit that their religion is humanity and believe in humanity. Religion divides the people into small set of groups which creates conflict between other groups. For example, the ruthless and fierce Nazis did not hesitate to kill millions of people including kids just because they were Jewish. The religious war that took place was more destructive than the secular war.
The reason for their conflict was the different religion they followed. So, the religion has divided the people and it will continue to divide till the term religion is eliminated. Imagine if there had been no religion to follow and our gods were our teachers, parents and the ones who show us a good path in life then the world would be a better place than now. There would be no one to suppress people to follow one particular religion like some religion does.
There would be no conflict between different groups of people following different religion. The people do not have to stop doing something that they want because religion sets limits on it. For example, it is not well accepted if a Muslim and a Hindu gets married. Religion not only divides but also sets limits on being linked with people of different. Religion creates discrimination between people. The Hindus discriminate a group of people known as low class people and do not tend to eat food or water that were touched by them.
The untouchable people have their sentimence hurt when the so called high class people tend to discriminate tem to that extent . When people are born in a low class family then people regard it as a misfortune to the child. The girls are also highly discriminated in religious context. Many years back when a child was born as girl the girl was either killed or given away by her father. It was like a sin to be born as a girl. So, religious is responsible for creating discrimination of superior and inferior groups.
Some people think that religion unites people in one group but what is the use if they use their unity to fight the other groups. People decided to have their own ways of following a particular religion but why do them complaint if one religion is harming the other. Many people think that from religion one gets a peace of mind but it creates a competition of which religion is more powerful which is not peaceful at all. Religion may confine a group of people into set of beliefs but the duty and responsibility of people is more than worshipping a tone or sculpture . Religion is said to be divided so that people can be free from violence but Muhammad in his Quran permits husbands to beat their wives which is not considered as non violence. When a person practices one religion it means that person is united in one group but is divided from others. The practice of one religion separates a person from others leading them to follow things that is somewhat not good like sacrifice of animals. Therfore, religion divides the people and does not unite.