Justine if you truly believe that "the point in having religion is for the person to experience a happier life" you are at odds with the major monotheistic religions.

The point of these religions is to toady up as a sycophant and worship an entity claimed to hold your fate in its metaphorical hands. Screw up and you get the screws put to you for all eternity. Do what some self-serving self-righteous hypocrite tells you and all is forgiven not matter how evil you are.

Oh and be sure to take a percentage of your hard-earned money and contribute to those who spend their time dreaming up ways to scare young children into compliance so the cycle continues.

Take away the money and the religions would blow away like sand in the desert. Take away the threat of eternal damnation and no one would give a damn.
DA Morgan