Im not relious nor am I unreliogious... There are Several things that I belive to be true when concerned with religion, and accociated ideologies.
We made something poisonous to fill a fatal void in our own existence, Voltaire said, “If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.” this singularly resignates in the idea of having faith in the idea; however 'blind', dangerious, deadly, or contradicted it is. and who are we to judge, 'non belivers', what would you do... If you new yourself to have no sire, to be but a fatherless child in a young world? As a species it is better we break the confines of this reality with the fear of 'god', a collective father to answer to, then to explore naked; absent of someone greater to explain our wrongdoings to. It is important to maintain as a group, a fear of death, and the force great enough to bring it upon us. Look at what we do already. Imagine if our species was 'imortal', I mean as a group in the un-litteral sense, fearless... What would we do? where would you start? If you and your collective could set the world a-light, and answer to no one?
we are no inocent lamb on the earth, as the bible suggests “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” -Steven Weinberg. I think its just fraction, a gradient of good and bad. we're all just rubbing up against the godlessness, waiting to find a crack in the veneer.
maybe this will inspire you for good or for bad... or something absent of them both. maybe you will see that greatness, and immortality, is not extending your life, or forging your name in stone, as both can be washed away or forgotten.
To be imortal, we have to create life absent of breath. A parasite that will find a host, when we are gone. Be a light burned of the the retina of a youth. Be somethings beginning and nothings end. Here is my advice to you, and it is not without fault, or youthful impression... it maybe forgotten. or it may ignite and warm you to something more.