plz describe own ideas:how religion benefited human society overall.
Religion has enabled man to think beyond eat, drink and sleep. After all basic requirements are fulfilled, man thinks about the existence, but, since his eyes, nose, ears, mind has limited capability, he either makes his own logic of existence (परोपकार, etc.) , or finds truth in already existing belief systems or becomes an atheist.
Two things makes man afraid - death and disease.
Mostly, Religion makes man mind static. He starts seeing world from the lens of religion and never tries to visualise the world from a neutral point of view.
At the same time, such neutral point also does not exist because his own thinking is partial.