Not sure you can look at it quite that way, but it's an interesting point.
For delusional read brainwashed by hundreds of years of being under the thumb of a church hierarchy with their false promises and dire threats of Hell and Damnation for any who transgressed.
It boils down to the simple fact that mankind is predominantly a social community animal and tends to go with the flow for a quiet life. For many they cannot accept the Darwinian fact that we are just another animal species on the planet and there is no more to life than we are born, we live we breed, we died.
To many there has to be something more, it is required to give their lives and their very existence some form of meaning, organised religion gives them that.
Let’s face it, it works, people will believe any old toffee as long as it has a happy ending and by and large most religions give them that happy ending. Who cares if it’s a lie, it makes many people happy, keeps a few of them in line so they don’t go all Whacko on the rest of us, and when they die they will never know the difference.
So organised religion offers them a win, win situation, the church lies through its collective teeth, the believers eat it up with a spoon, both are happy and nobody can disprove the lie. It’s worked for centuries.
What have we non believers got to offer them ? You’re just another animal on the face of the planet, there is no God, no Heaven, when you die that’s it ? Deal with it !!!
See ? No happy ending....It’ll never sell.