Did some of the worlds greatest masterpieces arise out of religion? Symphonies, paintings, murals, architecture, poetry, plays, novels. If religion had never happened, would art have been less moving, less passionate? Think of how many classic writings include demons angels, and confessions to god. If no one had ever believed any of it, could it have been strong and moving? If it weren't for religion, all of this heartfelt material would be non-existent, or at least nothing more than a fairy tale with no ones faith to back it up.