In the beginning Man created god in His own image. This worked fine until He realized what an insignificant part of the universe He really was. So then, He created a new god in the image of the material world around Him, which He took to be an accurate representation of the universe. This god He named "Physics". After that, things worked out much better, as the earlier god was not nearly as ameniable to His prayers and wishes as the later.-- Holey Babble 1:1
Religion, for most people, is simply a matter of convenience. Rather than work to change ourselves, we are content to dwell in products of our own imagination, and call it "the religious experience." Science is still only a tool for our egos and our addictions, and objectivity is cast aside in favour of these.
Really, the truth about the universe is simply that "what is is and what isn't isn't". True religion is simply science: the act of discerning the difference between what is and what isn't. The problem we have is that so little of what is isn't known to us, and so much of what isn't has long ago been accepted as part of what is.