Here is my philosophy; I believe that religion is just a box that prevents people from doing what they want. It is kind of a wall that doesn't let free will leave. Even though some religions claim they have "free will".
Religion gives identity to someone...It brings a group or a community of people together where everyone supports each other. Promotes moral and emotional support to someone in need. And promise on an afterlife and drive attention towards the Almighty (GOD)