Der Mensch kommt nicht ohne Religion aus

Religion is too deeply rooted in human nature, and God’s revelation speaks too clear a language for them to resist this tendency. Even when in certain periods the tides of religious indifferentism and skepticism run deep and wide, as, for example, in the age of Pericles, Emperor Augustus, the Renaissance, and our own time as well, religion nevertheless always again rises to the surface. People tend rather to adopt the crudest superstition than to stick in the long run with cold and naked unbelief.

Bavinck, H., Bolt, J., & Vriend, J. (2004). Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 2: God and Creation (58). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.