Religion divides us. It's a neat label to put on groups of people. An identity that to me seems very much at odds with the 'modern' world.
Our history shapes us. Our history dictates our culture. We move on. Religion in my opinion is holding us back.
I understand that many people are comforted by their faith. Indeed I also have faith but I choose to put mine in science, logic and reason.
I wouldn't in any way wish to dictate to people what they can and cannot do but why should religion have special status? Bishops in the HOL. Tax exemptions.
Illegal faith schools in particular are a real problem for many reasons. The children coming through these facilities are in no way capable of being members of society outside of their culture. Fortunately these schools are now on the radar after having a blind eye turned away from them for many years.