--- Religion is a series of irrational acts motivated subconsciously by experiences in your past that you hold dear. Hence, to forsake religion is to forsake that past; ie - to forsake your humanity
Everyone needs it, but it must only ever be defined by what you do in private. Once it is publicised, (or worse, institutionalised) you introduce an external, collective narrative - one that isn't your own.
A simple test, if it is explicable, it isn't religion, and it isn't valuable.