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Yes acting on behalf of Humanity is a much healthier frame of reference than "religion" given the track record of "religion".
However it would be helpful to differentiate between "Churchianity", "Spirituality", "Religion", "God", "Dogma", etc...
For example the average Christian church goer experience has little to do with the essence of the teachings of Christ.
Or "Churchianity" has little to do with "God".
So my notion is that no one is actually doing anything on behalf of God or their Religion as we can only act based on our idea or our understanding of what God or our Religion is.
What makes the whole thing very confusing is that we tend to use God and Religion generically as if they mean the same thing to everyone, etc.....
We can do no better than to look at Ben Franklin's list of virtues.
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