I was referring, essentially, to the fact that religion makes people happy because closure and certainty make them happy, and therefore it doesn't really matter, for most people's purposes, whether or not it's true...but it does for mine!
Belief in the flying spaghetti monster might be based on totally false ideas, but if someone really believed in it and it made him happy, what would be wrong with that?
I set these questions aside, of course, when I participate in a purely rational debate about the logical integrity of religion. I understand that it has its purpose, that it's important to many people, and that it's not going away. I am still curious to hear any supposedly rational justifications people can offer for it, and I'm willing to discuss these in a hypothetical sense, despite the fact that I acknowledge that religion has a use regardless of its inherent truth value (or lack thereof.)