from “Religio” –> to bind together
It is not that we do not need religion, but that religions have ceased, for many, to be particularly “religious” (that is, adequately binding).
All spirit (from “spirare”, that is, breath) has escaped so much of religiosity, leaving too many crushed and suffocated under the weight of orthodoxy, violence and oppression.
We still need religion, but it may not look like our so-called religions, whether or not it may share the name…
We still need places where where we breathe life into one another as communities of meaning and practice. Perhaps religiosity has become unbound from institutions that hold certainty, perhaps to be found rebonded to good friends, of all temperaments and from all places, who share a curiosity in the seeking, with whom we may share life in the search.