Is the assertion of the supernatural, the soul, spiritual beings, or an intrinsic interconnectedness between all things
in the universe. Usually associated with an institution and rituals.
The practical application of knowledge, especially in a particular area.
Some philosophers have theorized that religion itself is a form of technology. It is used to make sense out of a perviously incomprehensible world.
It is a tool which allows humans to ignore the fact that they are like lanterns in the dark, barely able to peer into the endless night that is their ignorance before being snuffed out.
Or is it a highly ritualized way to connect with one's creator, gaining access, however small, to the divinity inherent in the universe?