Yes. One can simplify religion to a (rather disgusting) conclusion of 'no religion = world peace', but let us not forget that the majority of issues surrounding religion are economical, social, and political issues.
People will always locate the next big issue. Religion is far from perfect, but it isn't the demon that people make it out to be nowadays. The introduction of a better education system and development in a nation allows for religion to coexist in high income nations.
Additionally, pushing away religion will only make it grown. Freedom of speech and thought should extend to things you dislike as well. If you believe religion should be exterminated, then just wait and be respectful about it. Why call someone a retard or say religion is useless if they aren't bothering you and aren't dangerous? Sweeping generalizations will not help anyone at all.