The absence of theism has proven to the be the most harmful trait a society can possess. If you doubt that, then research atheistic societies, past and present. This is why I stand up and applaud organized religion, even though I, myself, am nonreligious. Anything which buttresses belief in God, and takes society away from the dangerous idea that humanity is a meaningless accident with no intrinsic value, is a good thing.
Dumb Person Logic: "Religion isn't perfect, therefore, it's awful! The world would be a better place without it! Down with religion! Praise Dawkins!"
Smart Person Logic: "Religion isn't perfect, however, it's proven to be far less murderous, dehumanizing, and destructive than the absence of religion, thus, I will continue to applaud it."
Here's my challenge to you, hoosierguy: Be a true skeptic. Don't simply challenge other peoples views, challenge your own views. Be as skeptical of things you accept as the things you reject, if not even more so. If you did this, you wouldn't have embarrassed yourself in the post I'm replying to.