I've answered this question many times on here in a variety of differing ways, but I'll take another stab at it.
Religion to me is a formal way of showing others a means of a higher order of things, to provide a clear and concise pathway to follow or should I say a spiritual guidance. Many people are born into such a pathway, and its purely inherited from parents, others may choose such a path towards potential enlightenment for a particular faith based belief.
There's countless others that can stand firm in their dis-belief and would be considered to be Atheist, and also appear to be Damned by those in which practice religious ways of life, and firmly portray to the world that those who don't believe in their ways are doomed somehow.
This to me is showing both sides of what religion truly is, but some scientific minds may look at it all as a form of control of the masses as well, and many others who have no concept of belief or disbelief entirely.
Whether its a matter of control or not, every person on this planetary surface has the right to believe in what they choose, no matter the consequences for such.
Many religions are at odds with one another and believe they need to extinct that of the others, but in my opinion this isn't the right way to approach things at all. I think any ideology whether it is spurred out by a human being or any other being for that matter, should be handled with care, and given a chance, as long as it doesn't threaten the lives of all inhabitants on this precious planet, because everything we think of coming up with; has its potential value in it, including that of Religion or Science.
Your non-belief is fine in my book, but I must say I'm a spiritualist myself, and I believe in all of the religions as a whole, and I fully utilize the scientific method as my tooling and upper hand for survival in scientific times. So God is my saving power, and science is my sword of rescue.
Great continual partition to your question, but evolution was inevitable, that's one thing for sure, so look at my perspective as such if you can.