Is religion real? Hell yes. Is God real? It's debateable.
I must say, that's the strongest incentive I have to cling onto my religion. When reading through the Bible, I read the parables that we take for granted as the grounds for morality in this day and age- but for the time, they were revolutionary. In my opinion, most of the parables cannot be a product of men.When you read the bible or the koran, you understand that what is written there isn't written by men themselves, there's just now way men can think or Wright that way.
As for atheism? I've got no problem. I absoloutely do not want to convert any atheists to my point of view. All I'll say is if they're right, we both loose. But if I'm right? Then I win.