Religion is commonly defied as a set of beliefs and ritual observances surrounding the purpose of human existence. Religions attempt to explain how humans came to exist on earth, and usually dictates their ethical and moral behaviors. People of religious convictions normally attribute the existence of humans, and all other living creatures, to a supernaturalism, although there are certain exceptions to this.
The history of religion or religious behavior can be traced back to roughly 70,000 years ago noted by the manner in which early humans and Neanderthals buried their dead.
Critics of religion consistently point to the notion that the existence of a supernatural being is not supported by any empirical evidence, and hence, maintain religion is no more than a set of myths and superstitions.