Greg, Hard to label who is religious since even many of the "secular" do seem to keep certain laws that are religious laws or traditions, label them the way you want. Most of us do not look for an excuse for being here, rather an explanation. we are here because history brought us here. In the far away past and in the recent past. It was not you or me who did it or prevented it.
Condition of woman seriously wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack slightly improves (Haaretz)
from the article: Poll: Fewer than half of Israelis see themselves as secular