There is no doubt that most people need a sense of purpose. Similarly, there is no doubt that humans have spiritual lives. The fact remains that religion is completely unnecessary for either of these. The goosebumpy thing I get when watching a sunrise or watching my children sleep has nothing to do with God. The fact that a lot of people attribute that to Him doesn't mean that's really where it comes from. The sooner we can all recognize that our purpose comes from within, the better off our species will be.