I disagree with this last comment. And I apologize because I haven't read all the previous comments and perhaps someone already explained this. Religions could be bad or could be good. Some religious people I have met were extremely good people. Others I prefer not to comment. But in any case, I have met many religious people thaht were spiritual, sensitive, friendly and helpful, tolerant... of course, there are others that would kill in the name of their religion, from different ones. I am not religious and prefer not to belong to a religion, because I fiind that they could somehow divide us from others. But I think that religious people have done a lot of good in many places, including people from different religions.
So, for me it would be very difficult difficult to judge such a vaast term and field, as 'religions'. I know a lot of people that have been helped a lot by finding a religion, as it was the door to find spirituality and deep answers.