Many years ago I heard on a real news/talk show two men discussing someone else's religious beliefs as applied to astronomical discoveries. One of the men said something like, "I totally disagree with (whoever), but I have to respect his beliefs." I thought to myself, "WHY?"
I finally worked out that I respect a person's right to believe whatever they want to, but I do NOT have to respect what they believe if it makes no sense, has no evidence to back it up, gives someone the right to bully anyone else.
I also object strongly to the tax-free status of all churches and/or other religious organizations. They are a form of entertainment for most people. Tickets for movies, concerts, stage plays are NOT non-taxable, so why should fake healers and god-talkers be? Attending all those events are a choice.
1) Homo semi-sapiens created, and continue to create, the gods they need. More than anything else, they need to control other homo semi-sapiens.
2) If we are justified in dismissing others' religious beliefs as false or unsupported, are they equally justified in dismissing ours?
If we have any such beliefs, of course they are justified.
But if we find their beliefs useful, why would we dismiss them?