Religion, since it has its source in terror, has dignified certain kinds of fear, and made people think them not disgraceful. In this it has done mankind a great disservice: all fear is bad, and ought to be overcome not by fairy tales, but by courage and rational reflection.- Bertrand Russell
Really? Fear is what saves my life when I am in the street, and a car is coming.
Consider Monty Python's famous song of Sir Robin: