I guess this is a general question. I started this idea in my head a while ago, how can religion still exist and appeal to people and satisfy them? Is it an overall effect that people have not achieved as much intelligence as it seems on the surface? Most people don't need to know squat, and if you ask them they might even say they are not creative (in the sense of an artist). We're not fundamentally any different than humans thousands of years ago, it is just the structure we have advanced and adapt to that looks as though humans must be intelligent, while really only a few are just a little more intelligent than the ones before. It's not like a stair-step where they are magnitudes smarter than the smartest person who figured out we can milk a cow, but Escher-esque kind of progress.
Granted, humans know a lot, but I have to say, it looks like maybe we are just a lot closer to being the animals that we are - the status we've achieved is language to communicate what's in our head. While it looks like animals don't have need for religion or religious explanations, if they could advance their language, it would probably be the first thing they would say, the first time they could express what's going on in their head.
Not that this proves there is a god - I know that what it sounds like could be convincing to a theist, but what I mean, is this some effect of being barely mature as far as intelligent creatures go?