Has the impact of religion upon mankind been a net positive or a net negative in your opinion? On the one hand, given the carnage that has been committed in the names of various religions over the years (and the carnage that continues), it might seem like the impact of religion upon mankind has been negative. On the other hand, it's likely that what we know as liberal, Western civilization would not exist as we know it without, for example, the Catholic Church. And, of course, religion offers solace to the individual in times of need. There are no athiests in foxholes, as they say. So, religion: plus or minus?