I have come across several atheists that have made this claim. I would like to challenge those that believe this to point to the bases for this claim. Name one country, or empire, that has lasted for more than 300 years without a religion being at the base of their civilization.
Do not read anything more in to this than what is on the surface. I am not saying that a civilization can not survive without religion or that one religion creates a better civilization than another. This is just a conversational study of the topic. Thank you in advance to anyone that contributes.