WHY DO WE NEED RELIGION ?
The essence of religion is beyond of people in league with dull intellect.
are journey from "God with attributes" to "God without attributes".It's journey from "God with form" to "God devoid of form (read formlessness)".
Before you realize that life is nothingness or pure consciousness there are several stages.Religions merely let you know the steps but realization is beyond religious scriptures.
Small children are taught that "A" stands for Apple even though it's not the ultimate truth.However,it serves the purpose.Religions, customs, beliefs etc.also do the same.They give you the elementary knowledge , making us capable of apprehending the highest truth-NOTHINGNESS.In other words, don't ignore the importance of religion in our lives if we are really interested in shattering the illusion called life