I downvoted you because religion is not the root of all evil, it's just a visible source of some of the evils in this world. But not all.
Rest in Peace, VileRat. You were called out of this world sooner than any of us expected or wanted...
Exactly (see my other comment in response to yours).
If you're a wannabe authority figure with grand ambitions but no sound arguments, what's your next step? You either invent a God, claim the favor of an existing one, or (in the case of the Communist personality cultists) become one yourself.
When someone like me says that they "hate religion", what we are really saying is that we hate this process, and wish it would stop working so well.