Religion is the precurser to Law, it's faith in an eternal punishment for not acting in a controlled manner, a controlled manner as defined by the leader(s) of said religion. Religion is obsolete.
This is the sort of argument that really annoys me to be honest, just because of its complete closed-minded attitude, the way it states opinion as fact and the lack of knowledge of the area it talks about.
Okay... your argument seems to be that religion's entire existence can be summed up as a 'carrot and stick' affair, to encourage people to behave in a certain way. Religion is, however, a hell of a lot more than that, with a lot more logical debate, experiences and philosophical, theological and metaphysical debate on the subject of whether a God can exist or not. I mean, just reading back a bit will show you several debates we've had already. Perhaps contributing your views on that would be a better way to go about things, rather than coming in to the thread and stating that religion is obsolete as fact. This isn't the "state your opinion" section, it's the "debate" section