Avery Filer Posted almost 2 years ago Will the absence of Religion make the world more peaceful ? Obviously, it is impossible to truly predict what would happen without religion, simply because it has existed in some form throughout human history. As an atheist I don't necessarily think religion is bad, because religion can just be anyone's personal belief system. However, historically organized religion has been the cause of violence, i.e. the Crusades. The point was made earlier that many modern organized religions have been twisted and misconstrued, and are more political and based around public perception than actual devotion, and I think this is a part of the problem. At their roots almost all religions have been about bringing people together, but today they exist instead as a man-made division between people, and this one of the problems.