I still go back to science. Not science for sciences sake, but the way science has changed our minds, our way of thinking.
I think I would have preferred the 'religion' of before the bronze age, before the early judeo-christians made God male. Before that, there were observable phenomenon to give meaning to the standard supernatural belief system, the religion being more like druid beliefs.
In those days, Women were considered holy. Their menstrual cycle could be accurately clocked by the moon, as could growing and harvest cycles. It seemed evidence of the supernatural was everywhere. And yes, it wasn't long before supernatural tales were made up to explain these natural things.
The irony is that this 'intellectualizing natural events' gave rise to science and philosophy. Science still doesn't know what causes many of the apparent phenomenon that formed the ancient religion. But now, instead of saying it is caused by Ra or Zeus or jesus, we say it is just science we do not yet know.