|"I like this. Rock on"|
And, for the most part, many people have accepted those terms. Religion stays in church pews and remains a one day a week affair (or more likely, a one hour a week affair). We'll turn our thoughts towards religion in Mass, but then we'll quickly check those thoughts at the door (Because once you leave the church, it's perfectly acceptable to flip the bird to that guy who cut you off in the parking lot, irregardless of whether you just shook his hand 15 minutes earlier with the words "Peace be with you"). Even worse, more often than not, religion isn't even our favorite hobby, usually, its our least favorite hobby, one we cling to out of family tradition or insurance for eternity.
I'm going to be blunt here: Religion is a terrible hobby (especially Christianity). As C.S. Lewis once said, "I didn't go to a religion to make me "happy". I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity." If we choose to make religion, especially Christian religion, a pleasant hobby, a sort of sport for your moral and emotional health that ultimately, you're wasting your time and missing the point. You cannot wield your faith like a tool for your use. Faith forms men, not vice versa.
To be completely honest, every man has a religion, whether he realizes it or not, and more often than we'd like to admit, its not the religious preference we put down on census forms. Every man worships at the feet of something. Some bow to gods, others bow to men, still others craft their own gods and worship them. The ancient Druids worshiped trees, many a modern tween-age girl worships Justin Bieber. You judge which is more ridiculous. We worship, its what we've always done. The religion, the true religion of a man is judged by the extent to which he gives his soul to it. The man who worships money is the man who's soul is driven towards and by money. The man who roams the world shouting in the forums "God is dead!" has not killed God, but merely made his message his religion, because his soul is invested in that cause. Man does bow. As Loki notes in the Avengers, man's natural state is to kneel, even if we think we're standing tall, free and powerful, we're only kneeling to the idea that we are gods ourselves.
If every man is bound to be a religion man, then why not let him be a truly religious man? Let him worship something worth worshiping, something to satisfy his desire for religion. He worships at man-made altars, let him worship at the Altar built for men. He kneels to man-made gods? Let him kneel to the God who made man. My point is: if we stopped making ourselves into religions and our religions into hobbies, we'd understand why we have religions, why we are religious, and why our hearts are truly "restless until they rest in thee" (St. Augustine of Hippo, 1600 year old and you've still nailed it!)