It's impossible to have both religion and morality, as each necessarily excludes the other. So how are these mutually exclusive in your view?
Morality, if the term is to have any meaning at all, must include a set of rules (morals) by which you can objectively judge any act as either moral or immoral.
Religion, in virtually all of its manifestations, has only one rule...God's will be done. Any act, however evil or heinous, is moral if God wills it.
By following only this one rule, religion conducts no moral analysis, but only attempts to interpret God's will to see if He wants it done. This is why religion permits people to fly planes into buildings to murder thousands, torture people in the Inquisition, burn women at the stake, slaughter millions in the crusades, etc. without feeling the slightest bit guilty about it. These acts, immoral under any meaningful set of moral standards, are perfectly fine under religious doctrine IF GOD WILLS THEM.
If your only rule is to obey a higher authority no matter what it commands, then you are not a moral being. You are an animal trained to obey the commands of the higher authority. If I train my dog to kill on command, he is not being either moral or immoral when he does so. He is just blindly following his training (i.e. his religion) and obeying his master (i.e. his god). If, however, after being commanded to kill, he stops and reflects on whether he should obey the command, he then, for the first time, acquires morality. And in the same instant, he rejects his religion.
He must either judge the morality of the act regardless of his master's command, or blindly obey his master without judging the morality of the act. He cannot do both. Neither can anyone else.
This post was edited on 2/6 at 1:30 pm