Finally we get to the point that it is bad v. good religion at issue. I have as much opposition to bad religion as those who hate the whole thing--or have a more mature disassociation. I am trying to develop a form for the needed discourse so we can talk about faith without fighting about religion.
That is why I see "faith" as a universally human issue of being human as we have our self-image and relationships with others. Religion can help or harm the developmental process leading to faith. But secularism and science also struggle with issues of maturity and responsibility, and I don't think it is their mission or style to be a "religion." What science teaches us does matter to how we approach our questions and journey of faith. If you want to make scientific method into your spiritual hermeneutics, I think you are going to have to be inventive and poetic about science. As was Teilhard de Chardin. The last think I advise anyone is to use theism in our new cosmology.
I have a warm and harmonious feeling with nature. Mortality is not evil. Love is the best high and the energy for the struggle. Dominance is from insecurity rather than power and competence. Compassion saves. And truth is either tautology or paradox instead of linear and literal.
I encourage the non-theistic and real world language "theology" exchange on being human. The science and the "soul." What does it take to make and keep human life human in this world?