Religion IS THEISTIC. Any other use of the term is METAPHORICAL. I also use the term metaphorically that way, as in, "Your have these religious convictions about..." by which I mean "You have these totally irrational convictions about...".Yeah, religion is like that - whether theistic or not.
Not to pry, Yarin, but I find it intriguing that someone who is religious? or defending religiosity? might, in some subtle jibe kind-of-a-way, use "religion" in this metaphorically pejorative way, to imply something like, "Yeah, well we all have our own emotionally/culturally/my-parents-whatever-atively way of clinging to preposterous belief systems, so really you are no better than me with yer politics and and yer open source mongering and yer high and mighty ethical style about things that are no more or less real and likely than GOD."
But maybe I am reading too much into all that, LOL.
ps. please don't mention all this to laserlight
* or socio-political power grabbing, which it obviously is.