What does religion do if not provide a series of explanations? Isn't that all it does? It explains how we should lead our lives, how we came to be, how the world was created, what happens when we die, etc.
The only real difference between science and religion is that the explanation provided by science is MEANT to change as we discover more about the world we live in: religion isn't - it is meant to be immutable, and completely ignores the growing awareness of the world around us.
The ability to be proven wrong is a good thing - it allows for an evolution of understanding. Religion, and its inability to change has no choice but to try and suppress the evolution of understanding. For it, the world has to remain flat. Religion provides no answer, because it never even asks the question.
You are grossly mistaken if you think that someone who sees the world scientifically can not see it as being profoundly beautiful. I don't need God for that. All I need is my heart.