Originally Posted by htismaqe
Religion and God are two separate things.
You can't rationally separate them in your own mind but that's something you'll have to reconcile yourself.
No, I completely understand the difference. You are ignoring the effects of religion, apparently because you are ambivalent about the existence of God. As am I, by the way. Our personal feelings about God is a separate issue than the laws we have to live by, in that our lives are affected by the religious beliefs of others.