My attitude to religion is this. While not being religious personally, apart from liking choral music and the odd fresco, it has become an easy target for those who wish to appear more enlightened than their fellow man. There may be all kinds of good reasons for attacking individual aspects of a particular religion but most assaults are instinctive and by their nature, divisive.
On the level of living folklore I believe religion is important. I'm keen on folklore and the narratives different ages live by and very pro-belief, belief in all kinds of things and feel profoundly that individuals should not be forced to justify those instincts, or be pilloried when such beliefs don't adhere to current fashion. I think of religion in a similar way to pre-Beeching railways, easy to knock, simple to dismantle, impossible to replace and the herald of a load of inadequate and messy substitutes.