The term "religion" derives from the Latin word "religio", which translates as "bind, connect". The purpose of religion is for humanity to connect with what is regarded as sacred, divine, absolute and comprehend its relationship to humanity and the cosmos. Religion is often regarded as the path to truth, but that's not the way I see it. Organized religion, particularly Abrahamic faiths assume too much about the nature of God/gods. We will never fully understand any divine power.