So, what is it, and what is it for? Do you agree, like Karl Marx, that it is the "opiate of the masses", or is it the only way out of our troubles in life? Or do you stand in between, unsure wether to believe that there is someone there to carry our sins?
I think, personally, that there is no one so easily reachable as some of the religions seem to think, no one being who you can give your sins to every time you pray. I think that the true divine being, whatever and whoever it may be, is much harder to reach than that. It is much more like Buddhism than anything else, but instead of nirvana, there is a spiritual heaven: not physical, but something that if you believe in enough, your mind will go there, and it is there where you can truly rid yourself of your sins. To reach that, however, you must focus on it, and find a medium to get there. I have chosen science. Others may choose different paths.