The kind of “christians” that stole this country from the natives and massacred them almost completely out of existence, did so in the name of God and were super happy about the provision of their lord. It was huge.
Both in a rich land and victory over un-christian savages.
Religion has always been used as an excuse to commit the most wicked crimes and a tool to teach some great philosophy. Some of us have learned how to seperate the good from the bad. Truth from fairy tale.
Humans do have a spritual side. But it is a function of our level of cognition, not a magical ghost inside us.
I don’t fault the people of the past for not knowing better and being pawns for the atrocities done in the name of religion. But, there is no excuse for it now.