Flying, I've been out of the WT for over 18 years. This isn't a conclusion I came upon lightly. Today, I was reading about some Hindus that refuse to use birth control... bad religion. It's not just Christianity I'm against, I'm against all dogma where people think they can prove the unknown.
I'm glad that you and I both have been gone about the same amount of time.
It's my feelings that long ago someone figured out fear is an effective way to control people, even the masses. And then other ones chimed in and put their heads together and reasoned that most people have an inherent need to connect with God, gods, The Great Spirit, ect. And they likely knew that if you can scare/control people with human threats, then how much more so could you scare/control people with fear connected to their god(s). Fear and control just worked better when it was attached to the gods and so leaders decided to pollute worship with fear and control. Fear is still an effective tool to control people>
I don't think you're ever going to see a day when there is no religion. I agree with you that much evil is committed in connection with religion. I just don't think you can stamp it all out. What hopefully will happen is that people will finally realize that a god who is worth worshipping would never want people to use shame, fear or violence to control people.