Our greatness lies in our capacity to love. It comes from God - the Being of Pre-conditional Love Undergirding Everything. The purpose of religion is to improve and expand our connection with God and others in love. Unfortunately, judgments often create walls where religion should be opening doors.
The word "religion" comes from "religare" which means to connect or tie together. It doesn't mean to tie up in bondage, but to connect through freely chosen, strong bonds of love.
Whether you participate in a religion or not, more power to you in connecting with the Living God and others in love. That's what makes life great and it's what the rest that works is all about.