Indeed, religion and its influence on society is a recorded historical subject. But that does not prove anything about religion itself, other than the recorded result of religious actions, which is rife with prejudice, hatred, and violence, committed by devotees (zealots). Knowing the consequences of eating the fruit of knowledge of good and evil has not done much good over the centuries, has it? It just made us capable of evil in the name of religion, crusades, fathwas, jihads, take your pick. I find it remarkable that only people seem to be adversely affected by religion, whereas animals live happily and morally within their innocence from scriptural ignorance (atheism).