This month's issue of the influential SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN reported that in many nations there is "a declining trend in religiousity." So far there have been 92 comments to the article. Obviously this notion is resonating with readers. Here is that article.
Meanwhile, across generations there is an exploration of "spirituality" or what could be beyond our material survival needs. We are looking to American Buddhist nun Pema Chrodon, author of best-sellers like "The Wisdom of No Escape," and the pope of the Roman Catholic Church Francis as guides for transcendance. The good news is that spirituality, unlike religion, allows us to cherry-pick. We can take a little from each and put together a mashup of a belief system which will get us through the day.
There could well be old-fashioned pilgrimages like that chronicled by Chaucer to get more of what we need. Some of us could journey to Canada, where Chrodron is based, or the Vatican, where Francis oversees the Catholic Church. Likely we will conform with the rites and rituals which go with that territory. However, our minds will be free from caving to dogmatism.