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Of course we need ethics, but religion offers nothing in that regard. Ethics should be based on a clear understanding of the issue, the process and the consequences, not on a framework of fear, misconceptions and sin.
What are extra privileges?
You never told me how religion can possibly give real ethical advice on science/medicine that is both consistent with reality and is inspired by the religion itself and not the result of changes to accommodate the real world. I think it's clear by now that we will just have to agree to disagree.
I find your insistence that entire societies must be nonreligious in order for secularism to be considered truly ethical, to be rather like saying that AIDS isn't a real problem because only 33 million humans are affected worldwide.