Yes, I can!
I can ponder on Rome, Greece, the Civil War, the Native American Indians, the Aztecs, Africa,and the lost city of Atlantis.........without EVER wondering about their " religion ".
Did it play a part? Sure..........so did societal customs, weapons of war, food supplies, fresh water, many, many, diseases........and a host of other things.
YOU are being unfair, to think that you might lay all the blame of the ills of society at the feet of "religion".
I eat, I work, I seek medical advice, I seek the advice of teachers, instructors, internet gurus, computer techs, nurses, health practioners, other parents, Many, many other cooks,, healers, social service workers, administrators, bookeepers, beekeepers, the poultry commission, the beef counsel, the pork committee, accountants, dieticians, salesmen, experts in various fields.
All decisions can not be laid at the feet of my Pastor! He has nothing to do with what lawn mower that I purchase.
"religion" is the organization of shared beliefs.......why discard it? Every substainable group known today, is " organized".
Wouldn't it serve us all better, if you simply said...........
'I am bitter towards "religion",' rather than to blame every single thing on religion?
( by the way, many faithful, are turned off by that very word)...........but, I have said enough!