A people without religion will at the end find out that it has nothing to live for [T.S. Eliot, 1939]
No, people do not live for religion.
No, people do not need religion.
No, Christ did not talk about religion.
It is just that religion is a philosophical system of beliefs which entails all those things that we should care about. All those things that give meaning to our life. Atheist people today believe that we live because we… live. Meaningless tautologies guide their existence. But there is something higher inside us. There is something higher in our lives. There is something more in our dasein than just lifeless matter wandering around.
Stop believing in nothingness. Stop having pointless philosophical dogmas – like materialism – as your religion. Believe in yourself. Make this belief your religion. Not because you have to or because someone tells you so. But because you feel like it. Because something tells you this is right. Because you KNOW you are more than just some pounds of meat.
In an empty lifeless world, we are life.
In an empty dark cosmos, we are the light.
We may decide to glow bright, or fade away.
As simple as that.