The definition of religion is actually " The gaining of wisdom ". Which, considering how religion operates and what it promotes, is an oxymoron or is that a tautology ?
Id be careful not to get too caught up in the language, religion, spirituality, whatever, all different vernaculars of the one great story. From the standpoint of a contemporary scientific technological society mainstream religions are being more exposed for the antiquated and irellevant explanations to a great mystery that they are.
Find a Nassim Harramein vid for a nice merging of science and consciousness.
Was thinking the other day, contemporary sub atomic physics, cosmology and what have you states that for reality to exist as we percieve it there must be an infinity of parrallel and perpindicular dimensional realities iterating all existances simultaneously. Doesn't that mean, if every variation is being unfolded at once that in one of them your consciousness is actually the creator god/source/primary primordial doohickey and ipso facto so am I and every other sentient and non sentient thing?
Science irrevocably leads to spiritual questions, even when the consciousness can be quantified, that will only be knowing the how it works not the how it came to be or why. Even understanding the mechanics of creation there is still the "Who/what did it in the first place?".
Round and round, round we go.