When you destroy people's religious expression, they will establish secularized religions like Marxism.
The very idea that there is some kind of conflict between science and religion is completely mistaken. Science is a method for investigating experience.. Religion is the fundamental, necessary internalization of our system of more permanent values.
Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
The brainwashing which has been going on for 150 years has also resulted in the replacement of intellectual activities and religion by ideologies and science..I have nothing against Marx, except that his theories do not explain what happened.
.. Today everything is commercialized--politics, religion, education, ideology, belief, the armed services.. Everything has its price.