Atheists have been telling me that the world would be a better place if we got rid of religion. But i am unable to find this in reality.?

For example, in 1949, Kim Il-sung's officially atheist government purged and executed leading Christian figures in North Korea and severed ties with the Vatican. Things have not gone good there at all, so why are atheists telling me that the world would be a better place if we got rid of religion, when this is... show more For example, in 1949, Kim Il-sung's officially atheist government purged and executed leading Christian figures in North Korea and severed ties with the Vatican. Things have not gone good there at all, so why are atheists telling me that the world would be a better place if we got rid of religion, when this is NK today?:
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