Alright guys, I need some help. I grabbed all the DLC's and the expansion while they were on sale and I started playing the game again. What exactly is the point/ purpose of religion? Sure, you get nice bonuses for founding a major religion, but what exactly are you trying to do with it? How do you benefit from spreading it across the land? I'm going ahead and trying to go all out with spreading my religion, but it is currently striking me as little more than a time-killer during your turn.
Am I missing something?