"People most often follow a religion not because of personal revelation or transcendent truths, but because the religion is culturally familiar, taught at an early age, and linked to where and by whom one is raised." - David G. McAfee
President John Adams delivered his verdict on Christianity being the "most bloody religion that ever existed" long after such calamities as the Crusades and the Inquisition, but a century and a half before the Holocaust, which took place on Christian lands: "But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?"
"Teaching people to discard critical thinking and scientific knowledge in favor of ancient mythology is a recipe for society-damaging ignorance." - Yes, and why don't all religious people abandon everything science and tech have granted them? It would be terribly fun to watch as people come crawling back to the things that were "brought to you by mostly atheists, agnostics," and the like. X