I went to a CofE school, then a school that had semi religious assemblies (the actual assembly was generaly dependant on the teacher, but we HAD to pray at the end). If anythign its brought me up with a deep seated resentment of christianity, christian views and questionable morality.
My personal oppinion is that "god" is a split used to hold an ignorant view of the world together. Not using the word ignorant in a bad way, just meaning a lack of knowlage/understanding.
Take the big bang, some christians diebelieve it (presumably they cant/dont want cope with the thoery/maths behind it). So they say God created the world in 6 easy steps.
Some christians amalgomate it into their beliefs it. So they say God started the big bang with "let there be light" (which in a perverse kind of way works, first light/energy then matter etc). Fair enough, even scientist can't be certain what was going on.
Then youve got atheists/scientists who are quite happy to live with the fact that they didn't know what was going on, but dont feel the need to kill each other in defence of their hypothesis, although their research into what was going on may eventualy help religious nutters kill each other.