In “Spartacus” a T.V drama aired on starz network it shows a version of ancient roman society how people how people used their religion. In the show it shows people using the gods as a way to take themselves out of a situation. when they have full control over their own lives they say “the gods” did it to lighten a serious situation. kind of mimicking what some people do in real life when they take serious political issues and use religion and god to argue their point and make them look like they are in the right. here is a clip from “Spartacus” that gives an example of using religion in vain
Batiatus says “the gods” a lot to help his situation but everything he talks about he caused. so when he says “the gods” it’s really a mockery because it doesn’t show any real belief. God is synonymous with religion now a days and since the way religion is practice has been integrated and mixed to fit various religions it makes it hard for a person to even believe that god is real and has an effect on life.