No. You are conflating religion with people. People are what is good. There is nothing positive the religion produces that people would not produce without religion. It's a really obnoxious argument to pretend otherwise.<quoted text>
I disagree. Look at how many organized help efforts for natural disasters are religion based.
I won't deny that some religions mix in some positive with the oppression and mind control, so don't think I'm doing that. It's obvious to me that there is an amount of good that people do under the banner of religion. But it should be obvious to you that the argument you're tossing around is entirely fallacious, unless you believe that people are simply terrible if they don't join a religion.