in other words, we agree. there is a huge amount of basic sociological sensibility that exists in most religions. in fact, the major ones tend today have survived mostly because they are a set of rules that allow at least a reasonably successful society to exist. this can be viewed as a process of sociological evolution that has happened to most societies over the years, albeit some at a greatly slowed pace. But there are basics that tend to be prevalent and those are what makes a religion able to propogate within a society and thus carry on the belief to new generations continuously.
Thing is, once you realize this, and you dump all the extra crap, you don't really need the religion itself any more- that's secular humanism. Although I do think that a belief in life after death is obviously always going to be an allure, at least until technology makes death obselete.
Everybody good, plenty of slaves for my robot colony?