I don't know, I've been thinking about this a lot because my family always pushes it on me when the topic comes up. One time I told them I was Atheist (even thought I honestly have no clue), and they said, "No, no megan, be quiet, hold on. You have to believe in something!" I was basically really embarrassed and shut up immediately, but still. Why do I have to believe in something?
Why does anyone?
But recently, I realized that it's comforting to have something like a religion or a god or ANYTHING really, to fall back on when you're feeling overwhelmed. I feel like some people over do it, though. Because religion isn't supposed to be painful or cruel or controlling. It's called faith for a reason.
Faith is supposed to be beautiful and trusting and wonderful. Not dark with fire and sin and crap like that.
I don't even think sitting and listening to some "Enlightened" man speak about the will of god is what it means to be religious. I really don't. I think you should live the life that whoever it is gave to you. Don't waste it. Love it. Cherish it.
But those are just my thoughts.