Must religion be embodied in a god or gods, such as Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Let's Get Creative And Redefine The Meaning Of Religion May 21, 2013 Religion is often organized in terms of a god, or gods. It's a system of beliefs embodied in a being or beings. But that's not always the case. It can mean more, a lot more, says Adam Frank after finding inspiration in the writing of Ronald Dworkin.