Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature the sentiment of the heartless world as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve.