Hmmmm, I guess my problem is with the definition of "religion".
I will asume that organized religion is the more correct term?
One might say that if one can see order (rules of action?) in the Universe or Cosmos; then the manager, creator,
or organiser of the rules could be called God, or any of a myriad of other names.
William James produced "Varieties of Religious Experiance", and as i recall, such manifestations were not limited
to a specific group of beliefs.
The Mayan Calendar is porported to describe the cycles of conciousness of the eathern beings (you and me).
An examination of all (?) groups of belief leads to the disclosure of an often hidden mystical direction for the
altering (uplifting) of conciousness is present.
Religion exists to benift and uplift those that believe in it.
How does one "prove" the existance of a soul? By definition the soul is ongoing, the essence of a being.
I can only say this ... should one take the stance of there is no soul, then all would cease with death.
So then when one dies and has no soul what has ceased? The sun the planets the universe, all sensations,
feelings and desires stop! But wait , what do you call the remains that observes stopping of all the things
of the senses? Perhaps this is the misterious mystical soul?
Then again arises the conjecture, order requires rules, and by living in a material universe one becomes subject to
the rules (of nature).
The essence that observes the material manifestation of life (soul) is is apart of the whole which seeks awareness
as the whole (God, or whatever other Name).
So, I might venture that one can attempt and in fact know of, and as God.
A prudent agnostic (one who can imagine "nothing" after death") might look in on various groups
of organized thought, and leave a token on the collection plate; just in case he/she is wrong. lol
All the above was extemporaneous ... have a good one, Bill