Interesting insight Vidya Narayanan.
I would like to quote Dalai lama here
I believe the purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. ~
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, c.1996
As long as Religion serves the above purpose ,it is good to be religious.